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Alternatively, our Administration Office at Haworth Station is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 09.30 – 16.30, so please call us on 01535 645214.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Day Rovers allow unlimited travel on the purchase day and entry to the two Museums at Railstory Ingrow. Suitable if you want to spend all day on the train and the railway. Day Rovers can be purchased online; if purchased three days in advance, you can save 15%.

If you want a return or single tickets to any station, they are available only to purchase on the day of travel from a Keighley & Worth Valley booking office at any station.

You do not need to pre-book a ticket, but you can purchase a Day Rover ticket at a discounted price if you buy at least 3 days in advance. You cannot pre-book single or return tickets.

No,  on regular services, we have enough capacity for customers; we only reserve seats for large groups of 20 or more. Our Trains are a walk-on service which gives passengers the flexibility to travel.  There are no reserved seats regardless of whether you book tickets online or buy tickets on the day. 

We plan for the customers based on estimated numbers of visitors and do not turn customers away. If you have difficulty finding a seat, please speak to staff on the day who will assist you. 

  1. The Keighley and Worth Valley run heritage locomotives with heritage carriages. To plan your journey, please consider the following.
    1. Date of travel
    2. Which KWVR station do you wish to start your journey at
    3. What time you wish to travel check the timetable 
    4. Whether you want to spend a whole day on the trains or just a return trip
    5. Whether you want to purchase a Day Rover ticket in advance and obtain a discount (these are non-refundable)?
    6. If you prefer flexibility, please speak to staff and buy tickets on the day. Rover, Return and Single tickets are available. 
    7. Turn up on the day of travel about 20 to 30 minutes before the train leaves, obtain your pre-booked tickets or purchase on arrival
    8. Take a seat on the train and enjoy the ride
    9. Our keen staff can answer any questions and advise you on your journey.

Take a look at the Visiting the Railway section for quick links.

We run a lot of Steam Trains, but sometimes we also run our heritage diesel or DMU; you can check on the weekly roster and timetable or contact the office for further information.

A Full Line Return Ticket is for when you complete a full journey of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and have a train ride which covers every station.

You can break your journey once, so you can get off at a station, explore the area, and then re-join at the station and continue the journey. If you wish to break your journey more than once, you are advised to buy a Rover Ticket.

There is an awarding-winning on-train buffet; this is indicated with a teacup sign on the timetable. You can buy hot and cold drinks, including hand-pulled real ale and a selection of wines and spirits.

Keighley & Oxenhope Station have buffets serving tasty treats and hot & cold drinks. The Buffet at Oxenhope is situated in a 1960’s British Railways MK1, installed on the platform. At Oakworth Station, a new tea hut opened in the summer of 2022, serving Ice Cream, Freshly made sandwiches, tasty cake and hot & cold drinks.

The journey is approximately 25 minutes, from one end of the line to the other, with 20 minutes at the end of the line which the locomotive runs round.

Most stations on the railway have parked, you can find out full details in the travel section.

Oxenhope & Ingrow both have large free car parks, Haworth is Pay & Display, and Keighley has limited free parking, but you need to obtain a parking voucher at the booking office. Oakworth Station has very limited parking, and we advise you to travel by train to visit. Damems Station isn’t accessible by road.

  • Ingrow & Oxenhope stations have large free car parks with designated blue badge holder parking spaces near the station. They both have level access to the stations, with Oxenhope Station having an accessible toilet.
  • Haworth Station has a gravel car park and a short ramp to access the station, with an accessible toilet on the platform.
  • Oakworth Station has level access from a small gravel car park into the station, platform and the goods yard.
  • Keighley Station has step-free access from the car park on Mill Lane, with a ramp onto the platform. Current remedial work is taking place, so there is no step-free access from the station forecourt.

Our standard service has an Accessibility Coach with a wider door and room for wheelchairs onboard; the coffee cup can identify this on the timetable. To find detailed information about Accessibility, including coaches, tickets and access, visit the Accessibility Section.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from any station on the day of travel apart from Damems. Pre-booked tickets cannot be collected from the on-train ticket collector.