Local Residents Railcard

Cheap Train Fares for Local Residents

If you live in the Keighley or Worth Valley area with a BD20, BD21 or BD22 then get a Local Residents Railcard for travel on the KWVR and enjoy the following privileges the Railcard gives you

  • Take the train to Keighley to go shopping – avoid road congestion and parking problems
  • Why not visit Haworth for a visit to Main Street, or for a pleasant walk in the country?
  • A great trip out for all the family – great fun for kids!
  • Or simply travel on the train enjoying a pint of Real Ale in our Award Winning Buffet Car
  • Free parking at most stations
  • Space for shopping, prams, bikes and dogs¹ – all carried free!
  • Toilets on most steam trains
  • Trains at convenient times

 

Since the line re-opened in 1968 the KWVR has very much been part of the local community, although primarily a tourist railway for visitors to the area. For many years, however, the KWVR has operated a scheme whereby those people who live local to the railway can get a discount on the price of their tickets – thereby really becoming a community railway.

Everything you need to know about a Local Residents Railcard

Am I eligible for a Residents' Railcard?

If you live in the postcode areas BD20, BD21 or BD22, then yes – you can get a Railcard.

A Railcard is valid for one adult – the one whose name and photo appears on it. Each Adult can take with them up to 3 children aged 5 to 15 inclusive at around half the local resident adult fare. We also offer extra discounts for Senior Citizens and Children, see below for more  details.

How much does it cost?

A Railcard costs £5, and is valid for 1 year. You could save more than the cost of the Railcard in one journey!

What types of Railcard are available?

Railcards can be purchased for Adults, Senior Citizens (aged over 65) or Children (aged up to 15).

What savings do I make?

All Local Residents receive approximately 50% discount on the standard fare. This includes Adult, Senior and Child fares.

Examples:
Standard Day Rover £18.00, Railcard holder £9.00
Oxenhope – Keighley Return £13.00, Railcard Holder £6.50

Conditions of Use of the Local Residents Railcard.

A Railcard is only valid for use by the person whose photograph appears on it. A Railcard must be shown on each journey when buying tickets, or when having tickets inspected, whether requested or not. A Railcard is not valid if defaced in any way.

The Railcard entitles the holder to reduced fares on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway , however, they cannot be used on special event days.

Reduced fares are not available on certain special event days. These would include Santa Steam Specials, Galas and certain special trains such as dining trains and train services that require advance booking. When suspension of the Railcard facility is exercised, the fact will be advertised on that Event’s website page. If an Event coincides with the day you wish to travel, we advise checking the website for details.

The Railcard is not valid on any other transport undertaking.

Up to 3 accompanied children (aged 5 to 15) may travel with the holder at reduced fares. Reduced fares are not available for accompanied adults who do not have their own railcards.

Children wishing to travel unaccompanied may purchase their own Railcard, subject to the same terms and conditions as stated above with the additional conditions outlined in the “type of Railcard” section of this page. Child only Railcards do not offer any discounts for accompanying adults or children.

Lost Railcards will not be replaced.

The Railcard remains the property of the Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway Limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

The Company’s standard Conditions of Carriage apply to all tickets.

How do I get a Railcard?

To get a Railcard you firstly need a passport sized photo. Download the application form and then simply go down to your nearest KWVR station, present your completed application form, passport size photo, provide proof of postcode, and we will issue your railcard. Proof of postcode must be a something recent which shows your name and address. For example driving licence, recent utility bill etc.

If you do not have the facility to download and print an application form, just call in at your local station when trains are running or call 01535 645214 between 09.30 – 16.30.

Child and Senior Railcard applicants will also need to bring proof of age. To apply for a Child Railcard a parent must present the application on behalf of the child and must bring their proof of address along with the Child’s proof of age and passport sized photograph.

Download Railcard Application Form