Weekend steam hauled passenger services are back in the Worth Valley. Timetable and ticket information is now on this website and tickets for steam hauled passenger trains are on sale online.

We’re ‘Back in Steam’!

The KWVR is open with trains running on Saturday and Sundays between Keighley and Oxenhope, boarding at Haworth and Keighley ONLY. Tickets are available online – follow the link below! Tickets are on sale for a round trip starting at Haworth or Keighley in our compartment coaches.

Services may look a little different to normal, as not only are we working with Covid-19 in mind, we have some large filming projects underway.

'Back in Steam' on the 17th April

After months away, we’re ‘Back in Steam’

We thank you for your understanding and for all your support over the past year.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway


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 April, when a passenger service returns on the 17th , 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.

A look aback as preparations for ‘Back in Steam’ progress

The Railway gratefully accepts all forms of donations