KWVR & Covid-19

At 18.00 on Thursday 19th March the KWVR released a press statement on the Railway’s position relating to the worsening situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

COVID-19 1st April 2020 Press Release

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway was forced to close its doors on the 20th March 2020 due to the Corona virus outbreak. Essentially, the railway has had to be mothballed until such time as the restrictions are lifted. Without income, cash reserves are disappearing fast. The railway needs help to survive as the fantastic example of living history that it is today.

The ‘Worth Saving’ appeal has been launched to ask for donations from the Railway’s supporters, and those from far and wide, who love steam locomotives and want to be able to relive the past into the future.

Any donation, large or small, would be hugely appreciated from the volunteer team at the KWVR and will go that step further to protecting its future. Follow the link below for more information or to donate.

Dr. Matthew Stroh, KWVR Society chairman said “These are unprecedented times for the Brontë Country line and, without the help of supporters, we will struggle to keep the Railway as the leading Yorkshire attraction that it is today. If many people give whatever they can afford, it would make a huge difference to us’

The events below have also been cancelled:

  • Sparkle & Steam: 11th April & 8th – 9th, 23rd May
  • Haworth Haddock: 25th April & 30st May

If you have pre-booked any of the above events you should have received an email from us giving the options open to you. If you have not received this please email: bookings@kwvr.co.uk, but please bear with us for a reply as it’s a very busy time for the admin team.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated with any further changes.