Today's Timetable: Service Suspended

The Railway is currently closed with steam hauled weekend passenger services suspended. The Elf Express services will return steam trains to the Valley on 5th December, see statement below.


Statement regarding the Elf Express & Mulled Wine Specials at the KWVR.

With the news today that the Worth Valley will be in Tier 3, we have been working closely with Bradford Council to check that Santa can still join us and that our Elf Express services can run in December. We are very pleased to report that – subject to release of the final government legislation – our Elf Express trains will proceed as planned without infringing the new Covid regulations.

As a result, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you on board for a journey full of Christmas good cheer.

We appreciate that you may still have further questions, and we will issue an “FAQ” shortly. We would be very grateful if you could avoid calling the office so that we can focus on the final festive Covid-secure preparations. If you do need to contact us, please email us in the first instance,, if you already have a reservation, or for all other enquiries.

We will issue a further statement regarding services between Christmas and New Year and beyond very shortly.

Our Mulled Wine Specials, with compartments still available, on 11th December will also be running as scheduled unless further Government intervention makes it impossible.

‘The Elf Express’ is now sold out. We may receive some cancellations, so it is always worth checking the website to see if we have received some last minute cancellations.

The Railway is a registered charity, and the cancellation of our passenger trains and events along with the closure of our commercial outlets at one of our busiest times is devastating. Our ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal is still open and your contributions will be very welcome.

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

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

'The Elf Express' Christmas Specials

Coming up!

We are still working on our 2021 plan of Events and Steam Services, keep a lookout on the website and Social Media.

In 2020 we have tickets on sale for our Mulled Wine Special on the 11th December.

Our bookings system is open once again for the ‘The Elf Express’. Tickets are now available for our services Monday 21st (only a few) & Tuesday 22nd December.

During these lockdown weeks, take a nostalgic trip back in time with Volume 3 of the Great Northern Outpost series of books, now in stock.

Great Northern Outpost - Volume 3

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‘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.

Once again, with everyone feeling the strain from the pandemic we 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. As long as there are no COVID19 hiccoughs on December 2nd, when we come out of lockdown again, ‘The Elf Express’ will hail the return of steam to the Worth Valley.

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

The Railway gratefully accepts all forms of donations