Civil Week – Special Passenger Services

Annually, in September, we have a week devoted to repairing our track and civil infrastructure. Occasionally we need to extend this if the repair job is too big to complete in a week! This year is one of those occasions.

When the orange jacketed army descend on the Railway this year, it will be one of those occasions, as we need three weeks to complete a repair to a retaining wall at ‘Ebor Lane’ near Haworth (the bridge made famous at the end of The Railway Children film) – and drink copious quantities of tea.

This civil engineering job will mean that our line is severed at this point preventing trains from Haworth travelling on to Oakworth and trains from Keighley not being able to venture beyond Oakworth.

To overcome this on the weekends of the 14th / 15th and 21st / 22nd September, we will be operating a special service, offering 3 different modes of transport. Between Oxenhope and Haworth there will be a steam hauled passenger shuttle, from Keighley to Oakworth, a diesel railcar service and linking the 2 services a vintage bus service between Haworth and Ingrow.

This gives a rare opportunity to experience steam , diesel railcar and vintage bus transport all in one day!

Special Rover Price

Why not explore the Railway in a whole new way and take advantage of the amazing ticket prices below:

  • Adult Day Rover: £10
  • Child Day Rover: £5

Take this opportunity to Visit Oakworth

Most of our visitors know Oakworth from the film of ‘The Railway’ Children but most just glance at the station as their train stops on its way to Oxenhope or Keighley.

With a regular service shuttling to Oakworth from Keighley, why not take this opportunity to explore the Edwardian splendour of this quintessential country station whilst waiting for the return trip back to Keighley or Ingrow.

To plan your journey on the Railway, see the timetable for the weekend’s services.

The area where the work is being undertaken is in a cutting that has given problems throughout the history of the line. For those who may have an interest in the history of the site and the work that has been carried out already, follow this link for an extract of an interesting piece written by Society Director, John Hoyle for our in-house weekly bulletin. Click HERE >>>