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Unfortunately due to the rapidly changing status of the government guidelines, we have taken the regrettable decision to keep the tramway closed until 30th of May (bank holiday weekend).
By then, we can only hope that the worst of the pandemic will have passed and our volunteers will feel ready and able to return with enthusiasm.

Obviously we have lost a considerable amount of revenue due to the closure so we have set up a Text Giving facility, if you would like to contribute to help with our rebuilding programme.
Text SGT 3 to 70085 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SGTNOINFO 3 to 70085.
If you wish to donate a different amount just text
SGT2 to donate £2.00
SGT5 to donate £5.00
SGT10 to donate £10.00
or just add the amount after SGT in £1.00 intervals up to £20.00
You will have the option of making a Gift Aid option if you would like.

We have resumed essential maintenance and this will continue, ensuring the fabric will not suffer neglect.
All the plans for our 125th anniversary have obviously had to be ditched, but all-being-well we are hoping to be able to put on some sort of commemoration in the future. 

Allied to the text donation we have arranged, we can also take advantage of "Amazon's" charity facility.

Many of you use Amazon, so its just as easy  to ensure the Tramway benefits without you paying anything additional.
Just login using
 You will then have the option of contributing to us by selecting "Glen Tramway Preservation Company" from the list. By doing this, Amazon contribute 0.5% of your eligible spend to the tramway. Please use this for your future Amazon spends and pass the word on to family, friends and anyone else who you think might have an interest in saving a bit of Victorian engineering.
Since the lockdown we have incured in the order of £9000 in maintenance and general refurbishment expenses, not to mention ongoing insurance costs.

You will be pleased to know that we now accept

credit cards for all payments.

CC payments are easier for you and us.
Please use if possible.

Click on upcoming Events,
to see what's in store.

We are presently working on next years events and they will be posted when confirmed.


Watch this space!!!
The plan is to reopen on the May bank holiday Sunday 30th.
This is correct at the time of writing.

Please note that we now accept Credit/Debit card payment as well as cash.

Please note for schools and party bookings at other times, email us and we will try to accommodate your needs.

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All Welcome

Prams and bikes are welcome - we just want you to enjoy the tramway !

We are wheelchair friendly with ramps at both stations.
We can carry most manual wheelchairs in the trams, but we are unable to accommodate larger powered chairs.

Dogs, accompanied by well behaved owners are welcome too

We are always pleased to have school visits or special bookings (if volunteers are available)

Email us on and let us know


Help Us !

Would you like to help run the tram?

  • help with maintenance,
  • serve in the shop (sorry - no free sweets!) or
  • look after the information centre?

There is always lots to do with many varied tasks to suit all skills.

Why not come along and have a chat ?

How to find us

The tramway is easy to find with parking (mainly at the bottom station) and is on the bus route - details to follow.

Google map of the area is here or clicking the image above.

Please be aware that we do not have any public toilets at the present time.


See the area

There are some wonderful things to see and places to visit in the area. Salts Mill, The David Hockney Gallery, Bronte country, Baildon Moor, Ilkley Moor and many many others.

Bradford offers wide variety of fantastic visitor attractions

Click here for more details

Shipley Glen

Grateful thanks to those who have uploaded Youtube videos over the years

We are rightly proud of this achievement.

It is thanks to you, our patrons and to our dedicated team