local ale, local music... great train!

The Huddersfield to Sheffield Penistone Line service is not all it seems.

Throughout the year, the regular Northern Rail service becomes the Music Train - where local jazz musicians play tunes for the appreciation of the traveling public.

Throw in the chance to purchase on-board ales provided by a local brewery, and all in all, you have a service that likes to put a sense of enjoyment back in to train travel.

Great to see something that puts a smile on passengers' faces and should remind TOCs that just because you provide a service to the public - doesn't mean you can't think of fun ways to do it.

Click here to see when the Music Trains are due to run in 2011.