The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has been awarded £1,000,000 toward the costs of the Bridge 27 renewal from the Government’s Community Ownership Fund.

As part of the levelling up funding from the central government, we have been awarded a £1m grant for rebuilding Bridge 27. This bridge is vital to the ongoing operation of the railway, and its rebuild will be our largest ever – and most expensive – civil engineering project since we became a heritage railway.

Our success in obtaining this grant reflects many years of hard work by our volunteers and staff in operating our special railway. It is based on our track record of delivering an excellent experience for our visitors, and in so doing, we have built a robust and sustainable operation.   

This grant ensures the long-term stability of our finances and allows us to continue to invest our existing resources across the line and in our fleet.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the successful grant application, especially those working hard to deliver the bridge replacement project. 

Find out more about the Bridge 27 Renewal Project.