Shipley Glen Tramway

The Shipley Glen Tramway is a historic funicular tramway located in the wooded Shipley Glen near the village of Saltaire in the English county of West Yorkshire. It is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain.

It was opened on 18 May 1895 by a local publican, Sam Wilson, to provide access to a number of attractions at Shipley Glen. These included a wooden toboggan ride and a large fairground.

Originally the line was powered by a gas engine. Since 1920 the line has been electrically operated.

The tramway operates narrow-gauge cable-hauled trams. Two trams with canopy tops, run up and down a steep wooded hill every 3 or 4 minutes. There is a museum at the bottom station with artefacts relating to Shipley Glen and tramway.

The lower station of the Shipley Glen Tramway is located 200 metres from the historic Salts Mill through Saltaire's famous Robert's Park.

At the top station you can find a café, pub and the Brackenhall Countryside Centre, plus the rocks and woodland of Shipley Glen.

Other nearby places of interest include Saltaire, Bradford Industrial Museum, Haworth and East Riddlesden Hall.

Shipley Glan Tramway


Tramway at Shipley Glen