Elsecar Heritage Railway

Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust, has faced a number of challenges in recent times, as landlord to the site we have been in regular contact with trustees of Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust to look at ways to address these challenges and to make the railway a viable attraction.


The board of trustees at Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust have expressed that their best, and only course of action is to surrender their lease to the railway sites that are owned by Barnsley Council while further work takes place to determine their next steps. The railway sites include Elsecar, Cortonwood and the railway line between them.


The railway is an important part of Barnsley’s history and visitor offer and Barnsley Council are  committed to securing the future of the railway for residents and future generations to enjoy. Working alongside the Trust they are reviewing a number of options to ensure the well-loved visitor attraction has a successful and sustainable future.

The railway will remain closed for the time being while various options are explored. We will keep visitors updated on progress as plans are developed.