'Worth Saving'

As a registered charity the cancellation of our passenger trains, events and the closure of our commercial outlets hit us hard. With the ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal together with other fundraising initiatives we delivered our target in just under two months, a magnificent response at a crucial time. The help of our supporters has seen us through this difficult time and the Railway is saved for now.

But the difficulties that COVID-19 has thrust upon us are not over. Although we are resuming public steam hauled passenger services on Wednesday 19th August, we are under no illusions that there are many more huge financial and physical challenges to come and for this reason, our ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal remains open and your continued support will go towards helping the KWVR to continue doing what we do best.

Latest news

We're Back In Steam

In line with the latest Government guidance, and with thanks to a successful fundraising campaign, we’re delighted to announce that the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will reopen to the public from Wednesday 19th August.

We’ve been working hard to make sure that the Railway is a safe place to visit and we’re delighted to be awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. This shows that we’ve worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and help you to have a safe visit.

Worth Saving – The KWVR Support Appeal

Worth Saving – The KWVR Support Appeal

Help the KWVR During These Difficult Times

On 19 March, increased measures put into place by the government meant that we had to close the railway to all but essential work. Our volunteers are at the heart of our railway and their health and well-being as well as that of our passengers and staff is our top priority.

We were unsure how long the railway would be closed for, but as a registered charity the cancellation of our passenger trains, events and the closure of our commercial outlets, we knew would hit us hard. In response to this we launched the ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal, one of a number of fundraising initiatives and we asked for your support to keep an active preserved railway in the valley of the River Worth. You responded magnificently to all our initiatives and in late June our target was achieved and more.

Your donations plus a Lottery Heritage Fund Grant and other funding sources have made the Railway safe – for NOW!

Donations and grants have gone towards keeping the railway afloat and start the process of re-opening, hopefully in mid-August so with your help we are able to start doing what we do best. So much has been achieved but we are under no illusions that there are many more huge financial and physical challenges to come. For this reason, our ‘Worth Saving’ Appeal remains open.

'Worth Saving' - the KWVR Appeal

Supporting the KWVR in difficult times
The 'Worth Saving' Appeal remains open for donations as the Railway moves forward into the challenging times ahead

'Worth Saving' - the KWVR Appeal

Supporting the KWVR in difficult times
The 'Worth Saving' Appeal remains open for donations as the Railway moves forward into the challenging times ahead

'Worth Saving' - the KWVR Appeal

Supporting the KWVR in difficult times
The 'Worth Saving' Appeal remains open for donations as the Railway moves forward into the challenging times ahead

Amazon Smile

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Shop at Amazon Smile and they donate a portion of the purchase price to the KWVR.

KWVR Gift Voucher

An ideal gift that helps the future of the Railway
Gift Vouchers are new and are an ideal present for any occasion for someone who loves the railways of yesteryear but you’re not sure what to buy.

KWVR & the Challenges Ahead

A flicker of light at the end of the tunnel
As we move towards re-opening, a reflection on the challenges that lie ahead. Click on this the link to read more.

Heritage Lottery Grant

A £50,000 has been awarded to the KWVR through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund.

Membership

Join the KWVR Family
For over 50 years the Railway has been owned by members of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society. In these challenging times, support the KWVR by becoming a member now.

Volunteer on the KWVR

Volunteer recruitment is on hold at the moment until such time as we are open to the public again whenever that may be. Once we are up and running, we will update the situation on our volunteering page when we can accept applications again.

Vintage Coaches - Private Hire. the venue with a difference for a celebration your guests will remember for ever!

Do you have a special occasion coming up, be it a special birthday, engagement party, wedding, retirement or even a corporate event? Here at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway we have a range of beautiful vintage carriages that could be perfect for your special event, so we may well just have what you’re looking for and with something a little bit different from your normal venue.

We can arrange for the these coaches to be attached to any service train, subject to availability, and it will be yours for your exclusive use. We will also, if required, provide catering to make that special day complete.

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