Royal Visit to KWVR

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce it will host a visit from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall on Friday 16th February 2018

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on Friday the 16th February. The KWVR is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the railway opening during 2018 and the achievements made by volunteers during this time.

Matthew Stroh, Chairman of the KWVR Preservation Society said, "We are delighted to be hosting a visit from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall in our 50th Anniversary year. Our volunteers work incredibly hard to preserve our railway heritage and are excited to showcase their efforts"

During the visit, that will take place mid-afternoon on the 16th, Her Royal Highness will visit the locomotive maintenance facility in Haworth and meet a new generation of volunteers working on steam locomotive restorations. The Duchess will travel by steam train to Oxenhope in the Old Gentlemen's Saloon featured in the classic film 'The Railway Children'.

Security checks will be in operation during the visit and we will continually liaise with the appropriate authorities to ensure robust security measures are in place. Haworth Railway Station car park will be closed on Friday 16th February for the visit. Alternative parking will be available a very short drive from the station. Please follow the signs displayed on the day.

An amended train timetable will operate on this day and is available to view HERE >>>