On Sunday 14th August 2022 the Middleton Railway will participate in theLeeds Classic Bus Running Day, which is organised mainly by Black Prince Buses, with some input from Dewsbury Bus Museum, and possibly some from Classic Connections (who operate the Wallace Arnold heritage fleet).
This year the buses will run on three routes, to connect various locations as follows:
- Red route, which will connect Thwaite Mills Watermill, the Middleton Railway, the city centre, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Kirkstall Abbey and Abbey House Museum, and Kirkstall Forge station;
- Yellow route, which will connect Thwaite Mills Watermill directly with the city centre; and
- Green route, which will connect Thwaite Mills Watermill with Woodlesford station.
All the participating museums, including the railway, will be open all day to receive visitors and all museum sites will allowed "park and ride" facilities for visitors.
The first bus service will depart at about 10.00. At the end of the day buses will connect with the 15.55 arrival, and the last ones will depart from the railway about 30 minutes later. More details of the bus services can be found on the web site of Black Prince Buses.
All these heritage services will be free and will be operated by a variety of vintage and classic buses. There will, however, be a souvenir timetable available to purchase on the day and volunteers will be encouraging visitors to purchase one, at a cost of £5. The funds raised from this will help towards the high cost of staging the event.
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