‘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. These seat 1 – 6 people, and on Sundays, and some Saturdays, we’ll be using vintage and First Class stock rarely used on the Railway.

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 September

On the 12th & 19th September there will be a two train service. Boarding at Oxenhope, services commence at 10.00 with our standard compartment coaches. The first service of the day boarding at Keighley is at 11.40 using vintage carriages.

On Sundays 13th, 20th and 27th September we are operating our Vintage Train Service with boarding at Oxenhope ONLY.

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.


Tickets must be booked online in advance through the link below. If you’re unable to book online, please call 01535 645214, a £3.50 booking fee will apply for telephone bookings.

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.

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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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