‘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 Haworth and Keighley, and will include a break at Oxenhope where you can stretch your legs and pose for photographs next to the engine. (Oxenhope Station: Only accessible from the train and is not open for parking or embarkation. Passengers may not leave the platform nor visit the Exhibition Shed which is closed until late June)

What you need to know

Dates & times

Weekends in April to May

From the 17th April throughout May, 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

Boarding at Haworth OR Keighley

Standard Class

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

First Class in the Lancashire and Yorkshire FIRST Class Coach

(from Haworth ONLY)

  • Individual Person £20
  • Two People £30
  • Family of 3 £45
  • Family of 4 £55
  • Family of 5 £63
  • Family of 6 £70

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

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.

Children aged under FIVE (5) travel free of charge and do NOT count towards the passengers per compartment. All children aged FIVE (5) 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.


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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.

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