The Northern Station Management Team have been working in partnership with the Friends of Bingley Station, and the Canals and Rivers Trust are working together to promote the walking for health agenda, highlighting the West Yorkshire station’s close proximity to the world famous Five Rise Locks as a healthy visitor destination to Northern rail users.
The station, which is situated on The Bentham Line now features an eye catching display of the locks and a canal barrage created by the station friends’ group.
Northern are hoping that through their partnership, more and more people will take advantage of the great service offer on the Aire Valley to discover this local gem.
Northern would like to extend a big thank you to the Friends of Bingley Station for all their hard work and to Station Manager, John Kitching for responding to request from the local community and customers to provide additional seating on station, so all can enjoy the truly fantastic floral display created by the wonderful volunteers.
Bingley Five Rise Locks
The world famous Bingley Five Rise Locks are one of the most prominent features on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The five-rise opened on 21 March 1774 and was a major feat of engineering at the time and are the steepest staircase locks on the longest canal in the country.