Lineside Photographic Permit

Taking Photographs at the Lineside

Only Photographic Permit renewals are currently being processed as a major review of our processes is being undertaken. New permit applications will be allowed once the review is completed.

To be allowed out onto the Trackside to take your favourite shot, you must be both a member and in the possession of a valid Lineside Photographic Permit. The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway have a strictly enforced policy towards allowing photographers onto the Railway’s land in pursuit of that perfect shot.

If you are a photographer, aged 16 or over, you are welcome to take photographs from the lineside provided you are a member of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society and hold a current annual lineside photography pass.

Lineside passes are valid for ONE year from the date of issue and cost £20. If you are not a member then it will be necessary to apply for membership in addition to the cost of your photographers permit.

New passes and renewal of existing passes are to be applied for a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.


Applying for your lineside photography pass

Download a copy of the Railway’s Photographer’s Personal Safety Handbook. This has to be read and understood. Download the Lineside Photo Permit Application form which includes the Personal Safety Self-assessment Form. Complete the application form and, to ensure applicants fully understand the implications of venturing out onto Railway property, answer all questions on the Personal Safety Self-assessment Form.

Print off the completed forms, sign both the application AND the Personal Safety Self-assessment Form and send these with your remittance and TWO passport style photographs of yourself to

Lineside Photographic Permit Applications
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The Railway Station
West Yorkshire
BD22 8NJ

In addition, when attending the Railway’s lineside, EVERY photographer MUST wear an ORANGE high visibility vest or jacket and carry their membership cards AND lineside pass at all times.

If you cannot download and print your application, you may receive your application form, Photographer’s Personal Safety Handbook, Personal Safety Self-assessment Form and Conditions of Use, by sending an e-mail to with the subject header, Lineside Photographic Permit or contact Haworth Station office during opening hours 09.30 – 16.30.