Today's Event: Suspension of Services

With England in the grip of lockdown, all passenger services remain suspended with plans to reopen in April. Look out on the website and social media for further updates

Temporary suspension of passenger services

The country continues in lockdown and all but essential travel restricted with services on the KWVR suspended. However, in line with the latest Government legislation, we hope to recommence operations in April if restrictions are lifted as outlined in the Roadmap to Recovery and allow us to do so.

Keep an eye out on this website and social media for news of the restart of services and planned events in 2021.

We thank you for your understanding and for all your support.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

As the Railway prepares to reopen, although passenger trains have some time before they climb the Valley again, some trains will be running in preparation. So please heed the warning below………

Our 2020 ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal, was launched to combat the effects of COVID-19 as the Railway faced an uncertain future, and having fought through 2020 with the help of many individuals we made it into 2021. With the country once again in lockdown, the ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal is still open for donations, see below, but for those who have contributed to our Appeal success in 2020, follow this link to our message of appreciation ….

'Worth Saving' success - thank you from the KWVR

‘Worth Saving’ – once again we are asking for your help

All seemed set fair on the 19th August when we re-introduced our steam hauled passenger services. But on October 30th, everything came to a halt, all services were cancelled, shop and cafe’s closed, we even lost the first weekend of our revamped Christmas service, ‘The Elf Express’. The revenue we had planned to generate during November disintegrated in the blink of an eye.

‘The Elf Express’ hailed the return of steam to the Worth Valley on the 5th December and completed the Santa season without further hiccough followed by our traditional Mince Pie Specials from Boxing Day to the 3rd January. And then, as we all know, the country was locked down once again.

With no income anticipated until at least early March, we once again, with everyone feeling the strain from the pandemic, are asking you, our loyal supporters, to dig deep again and contribute to the ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal which has remained open throughout the ‘Back in Steam’ programme.

In the meantime, if you can help, in whatever way you are able, to cover the gap in our income, it will be received with great gratitude from everyone here on the KWVR.


Coming up!

2021 has started and we find ourselves still in the grip of COVID-19. Plans for family, dining and enthusiast events in 2021 continue to be developed but with so much uncertainty our confirmed programme has had to be adjusted to take account of our changing environment. We are keeping the year under constant review and will announce future events as and when they are finalised and we are confident that they will take place. Keep a lookout on the website and Social Media.

In the meantime our publicised Alice in Wonderland Experience has been moved to Spring 2022 but our Jurassic Specials remain in 2021 but have been moved to October Half term AND extended to FIVE days from the two original planned.

Keep an eye out for more event announcements soon.

As night falls over the Elf Express

The ‘Elf Express’ heads up the Valley, 5th December 2020

Thank you to Simon Roberts of Steaming Around Yorkshire videos.

The Railway gratefully accepts all forms of donations