‘Back in Steam’

Enjoy a day out to remember with a special steam-hauled journey through the Worth Valley.

As part of a phased reopening, we’re offering pre-booked return journeys using private compartments, seating 1 – 6 people.

To keep everyone safe we’ve made some changes so your visit will be a bit different to normal. Please visit our ‘Back in Steam’ FAQ page to read more about what to expect on the day and see what safety measure are in place.

'Return to Steam' FAQs

On the Day

Return journeys will depart from Oxenhope and Keighley, and will include a break half way round where you can stretch your legs and pose for photographs next to the engine.

The Oxenhope Exhibition Shed has been transformed to a spacious waiting room where you can see more engines up close, visit the pop-up shop, and enjoy refreshments from the café.

What you need to know

Dates & times

Weekends in October & November and Half Term

Throughout October and November, up to the weekend when The Elf Express commences, we will be running a steam hauled service using only our compartment stock to ensure social distancing in line with Government guidance and so that passengers do not have to wear masks during their journey.

Return trip compartment prices

Oxenhope – Keighley return and Keighley – Oxenhope return

  • Individual Person £15
  • Two People £20
  • Family of 3 £30
  • Family of 4 £35
  • Family of 5 £43
  • Family of 6 £50

Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed in our vintage carriages on trains from Keighley.

Full Day Ticket

Explore the Worth Valley and have a compartment for the whole day reserved for you and your party. Join at Oxenhope for the 10.00 departure and have the freedom to leave the train and rejoin at your leisure throughout the day.

Holders of a Day Ticket will be able to leave and rejoin the train at Haworth and Ingrow (West) Station where there are two awarding winning museums for you to explore (admission prices apply). And all in your very own reserved compartment, which will not be used by any other passengers when you are not travelling on the train.

Full Day Ticket Compartment prices

Day Ticket, boarding at Oxenhope ONLY

  • Family of 4 £70
  • Family of 5 £85
  • Family of 6 £100

A maximum of two dogs per compartment are welcome to travel for £1 each. Assistance dogs only on Sundays.

See the Timetable Calendar for details of train times throughout the day. On Saturdays the Full Day Tickets are valid on the highlighted columns on the timetable.

Purchasing your ticket

Tickets must be booked online in advance. Please click on your preferred station on the booking page before selecting your date and time.

Please see our FAQ page for carers’ tickets and tickets for passengers travelling in a wheelchair.

Up to two children aged three and under are free per compartment. All children aged four and over will need to be counted in the number of passengers.

A maximum of two dogs per compartment are welcome to travel for £1 each. Only assistance dogs will be carried when our vintage coaches are in operation on your train.

Book Tickets

Notice to KWVR Members & Local Residents' Card Holders

Due to the complexities of the current running arrangements, reduced passenger capacity and the need to ensure compliance with Government restrictions, holders of a Local Residents’ Railcard and KWVR Members travel concessions are temporarily suspended.

We are, however, looking at how these restrictions may be removed at some time in the future.

We’re very grateful to everyone who holds a membership or local residents’ railcard and your support help to keep the railway alive. We hope to be able to offer your usual discounts as soon as possible.

And finally ....

Please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please arrange to visit another time.

Book your tickets online