ON THE PENISTONE LINE
The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail. You can follow us on our Facebook page
Dates for Music Trains 2013
Monday 1st April - 'The Pathfinders' ‘60’s covers band
Monday 15th April – ‘Fishing for Compliments’ alternative/indie
Monday 6th May – ‘The Good Egg Band’ folk music
Monday 20th May – ‘The Train Gang’ jazz music
Monday 17th June – ‘The Pathfinders’ ‘60s covers band
Monday 24th June – ‘Abba Train’
Monday 1st July – ‘The Train Gang’ jazz music
Monday 5th August – ‘The Train Gang’ jazz music
Monday 16th September – ‘Fishing for Compliments’ alternative/indie
Monday 30th September – ‘The Pathfinders’ ‘60s covers band
Monday 7th October – ‘Abba Train’
December (date tbc) - Christmas Carol Train
There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments.
Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56.
The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £8.90 (February 2013). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train.
The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.
Would you like to bring a group of friends/family/work colleagues along for your own celebratory music train? For parties of 30 we can organise Music Trains on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the year (subject to volunteer availability). If you are interested in booking a private music please contact firstname.lastname@example.org