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Footplate Ride

A 70-minute ride aboard a steam engine footplate

COVD-19 UPDATE: We regret that we are currently unable to accept any Footplate Ride bookings due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are hopeful that we will be able to start offering these experiences by the end of summer 2021 but we will be led by UK Government guidance.

Have you ever wanted to ride on the footplate of a steam engine?

Purchase an experience today and receive a personalised gift voucher, making these ideal gifts.

If you are buying the experience as a gift, you do not need to book the date of the experience at the time of purchase. We will provide a list of available dates along with the gift voucher.

Footplate Ride - £60

  • A 70-minute, seven-mile footplate ride on one of our unique steam locomotives in the company of one of our experienced drivers
  • A day rover ticket to enjoy the railway at leisure for the remainder of the day
  • A souvenir KLR mug
  • A complimentary family ticket to the railway for a return visit within a year
  • A tour of the engine shed & workshop (subject to staff availability)
  • Not available during special events
  • Must be booked in advance (not available to purchase on the day)
  • Please note that requests for specific locomotives CANNOT be accommodated as this relies heavily on both driver & loco availability
  • Available on selected weekends in 2019 only: Orange timetable available services: 11.40, 12.20, 13.00, 13.40, 14.20 / Green timetable available services: 12.20, 13.00, 13.40, 14.20


Please CLICK HERE to read the Kirklees Light Railway's important Terms & Conditions before purchasing a Footplate/Driver Experience at the KLR.

Participants must be aged 16 years old or over.  If the participant is aged between 16-18 years old, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18 who must travel on the same train as the participant.