A TOURIST attraction in Marsden reopens tomorrow - but on a reduced scale.
Disappointing visitor numbers mean that the Standedge Visitor Centre will open for only about half the year.
It will be open over the bank holiday, but only at weekends on many weeks until October.
British Waterways officials, who shut the centre for a rethink of their plans, will also relaunch tours through one of the wonders of the Industrial Revolution, starting tomorrow.
Boat trips into Standedge canal tunnel were halted in January while bosses called for a re-think.
The visitor centre closed down for several months.
Both the three- mile tunnel and centre opened to the public in 2001, as part of a £30m restoration of the 20-mile Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
But following visitor numbers of just 20,000 last year, opening times will be limited to weekends and bank holidays as trips concentrate on peak periods.
Boat trips will also run from the tunnel mouth daily during school holidays.
The tunnel will then shut around the time of the Marsden Jazz Festival in mid-October.
A British Waterways spokesman said: "It's a sensible change. The centre wasn't functioning as we would have liked."
He said tourist destinations could take years to establish themselves, giving the Royal Armouries in Leeds as an example.
He added: "We will become part of the tourist matrix - just like the Armouries - and that takes time."
One member of staff was made redundant as part of the changes, while others were offered jobs elsewhere.
The Standedge tunnel is Britain's longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel.
Trips will run every day during next week's half-term holidays and from July 19 to September 3.
The boat rides are scheduled to leave between noon to 3.30pm, subject to demand.
They cost £2 for adults, £1.50 for senior citizens and £1 for children.