COVID-19 Update 19th March 2020

Having issued a statement on Tuesday, 17th March detailing the Railway’s position in the current outbreak of Covid-19, with the situation deteriorating daily, the Railway has today issued a further press release, detailing our new position.

We’ve tried really hard to keep things as normal as possible this week and had hoped to continue running our advertised passenger trains as normal. We’ve been closely monitoring the situation and as the health and well-being of our passengers, volunteers and staff is our top priority, we’ve made the decision to close the railway to all but essential work.

This means that there will be no passenger trains, shop or café facilities until further notice.

The events below have also been cancelled:

  • Sparkle & Steam: 11 April & 8-9, 23 May
  • Haworth Haddock: 25 April & 30 May

If you have pre-booked any of the above events you should have received an email from us outlining your options. If you haven’t received this please email:, 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.

As a registered charity you can imagine that these cancellations have hit us hard, and we really appreciate all your support at this difficult time.