Trains are still running!
While Keighley Station is closed for refurbishment, trains are still running between Ingrow-West and Oxenhope, with a Vintage Bus service between Ingrow-West and Keighley. Trains run every weekend and for the half-term happiness week, from 10th to 18th February.
There’s plenty to keep you busy at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, whatever the weather. Over the winter weekends during January & February, we will run passenger services with a mixture of steam engines, heritage diesels and a vintage bus. Train services will run from Ingrow-West, the home of Railstory and two accredited museums, to Oxenhope Station, the railway’s southern terminus with the Exhibition Shed and the Tea Room for a brew and quick snack!
The Vintage Bus will run between Keighley Station, dropping off/picking up directly outside the station on Bradford Road and Ingrow-West Station, dropping off/picking up in the car park by the station. A volunteer will be on the bus as a Bus Conductor, assisting with purchasing tickets and answering any queries. The train at Ingrow-West will wait until the bus has arrived and all passengers have transferred.
At Ingrow-West Station, you can visit the Buffet in Learning Coach on the platform. Hot & Cold drinks are available, along with snacks and confectionary.
PLACES TO VISIT
VINTAGE CARRIAGES TRUST
The Carriage Works holds the Trust’s collection of nine historic railway carriages, three small industrial steam locomotives, a 1950s diesel railbus and a group of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items.
The Museum of Rail Travel is part of Rail Story at Ingrow West and is open every day except Christmas Day. There is a small charge for entry to the museum, but it is free to passengers on the railway who hold a Day Rover ticket.
In 1982, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway invested in an atmospheric tearoom. You can now enjoy lunch and refreshment breaks throughout the day seated in a railway carriage that used to speed along Britain’s mainline railway network.
Besides top-quality tea, coffee, and other soft drinks, the tearoom offers sandwiches, pies, cakes and biscuits!
THE EXHIBITION SHED
While locomotives are waiting for their place in the restoration queue, they are kept in our Exhibition Shed so that you can get a close-up view of these engineering marvels. Access to the Exhibition Shed is free of charge and is an excellent experience for the entire family.
Locomotives currently on display include 43924 Midland Railway 4F, 80002 British Railway Standard 4, 48431 LMS 8F and a collection of Lancashire & Yorkshire Carriages, along with their shop.
BAHAMAS LOCOMOTIVE SOCIETY
The Engine Shed is an accredited museum that houses numerous displays and artefacts from the age of Steam. Throughout the museum, you can follow a route to guide you through the exhibits and memorabilia to experience how railways used to be.
The path will help you understand the history of the railways, the steam locomotive, and the lives of the people who built, operated and maintained them. There are several display cabinets for you to browse so you can take your time and gain a real insight into how things used to be.
TIMETABLES & FARES
Timetables are available on the website here. The timetables have been altered with a longer layover at Ingrow-West, allowing time to grab a brew from the buffet in the Learning Coach or a picture with the Steam Locomotive at the head of the train.
You can find out about Fares on the website here. Members’ Free Tickets/discounts and Local Resident Card holder discounts are accepted, too.
Car parks are available at five of the KWVR stations, and for the benefit of satellite navigation system users, the KWVR station addresses & postcodes are:
- KEIGHLEY – Station Closed – Regular Vintage Shuttle Bus between Keighley & Ingrow
- INGROW – Ingrow Railway Station, South Street, Ingrow, Keighley, BD21 5AX
- OAKWORTH – Oakworth Railway Station, Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0DZ
- HAWORTH – The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8NJ
- OXENHOPE – Oxenhope Railway Station, Station Road, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9LB
You can find more information about getting the railway in the dedicated travel section.
If you have a question or need further information, you can contact the Office by visiting the contact page and filling out the form, or you can phone the office on 01535 645214 and we will be happy to help.