The Railway is closed today but steam hauled passenger services return on Saturday for pre-booked ticket holders. Purchase your tickets through the link below

Welcome to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a preserved standard gauge railway linking the Aire Valley at Keighley to the Pennine foothills at Oxenhope, along the valleys of the River Worth and Bridgehouse Beck. The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has been carrying passengers for over 150 years, 52 of which have been operated by the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society after the line was closed by British Railways in 1962.

From the industrial landscape of Keighley out to Haworth, made famous by the Bronté sisters, and onward to our terminus at Oxenhope, step back in time, steam hauled in vintage rolling stock through one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes and enjoy something spectacular on every visit.

As part of a phased reopening, we’re offering pre-booked return journeys using private compartments seating 1 – 6 people and to keep everyone safe we’ve made some changes so your visit will be a bit different to normal.

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Coming up in September & October

In addition to our regular trains that operate every weekend throughout the year, most months the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway have special events to cater for all tastes. If diesels are your ‘thing’ and you like a glass of fine ale, try our Saturday Diesel & Ale train on the last Saturday of the month. For those who like ‘a touch of class’ in their rail travel, we have Brunch and Afternoon Tea being served on board our two luxury 1930s Pullmans, Ann and Mary. But for sheer nostalgia our Vintage Train Sunday on the 27th September will take you back to rail travel of over a 100 years ago.

And what everyone has been waiting for – an announcement of the trains we will be operating on the run up to Christmas. Not long to wait for an announcement and tickets will be going on sale on Friday, 25th September.

October Pullman Dining Experience

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Santa Claus is coming to Town…

In mid-July, under normal circumstances, we would have announced our plans for the 2020 season of Yuletide Specials.

But, as we are all painfully aware, 2020 is not a year of ‘normal’ circumstances, and we would find it difficult to operate these popular trains in the manner in which everyone has become familiar.

However, we know how much all our visitors enjoy travelling along the Worth Valley at Yuletide, so we have been working on an exciting programme that satisfies everyone’s high expectations of Christmas on the KWVR and meets all the criteria to keep our passengers and families safe. Obviously, it will be to a very different format to ensure the safety of our visitors and volunteers but an announcement will be made very soon and tickets will be going on sale 5.00 pm Friday 25th September.

Keep a lookout on Social Media and our website for further announcements.

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