Local Residents Railcard

Do you live in the Keighley or Worth Valley Area? If so then why not get a Local Residents Railcard.

Cheap Train Fares for Local Residents

  • 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

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society was founded by rail enthusiasts and local residents’ in 1962, with the aim of preserving the branch line between Keighley & Oxenhope for the benefit of visitors and locals alike.

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.

This page gives full details on the Railcard, its availability, what discounts you can get, and how you get one!

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, more details on these further down the page.

How do I get a Railcard?

To get a Railcard you firstly need a passport sized photo.  Then you simply go down to your nearest KWVR station, present your completed application form (available to download HERE), 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. 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.

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!


The Railcard lasts for 12 months and can be renewed at any station when trains are running and the booking office is open.

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.

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

Click HERE for a full list of Railcard holder fares

When do the trains operate?

The KWVR is open every weekend throughout the year, most days during school holidays and selected weekdays throughout the Summer. Full details of the timetable operating can be found HERE.

The railcard gives discounts on almost every day we run, however, they cannot be used on special event days.

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.

I have some more questions that are not answered here?

If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please direct them to our office on admin@kwvr.co.uk or telephone 01535 645214, lines open every day (except Christmas Day) 09.30 – 16.30.

Carriage of Dogs

Dog Tickets: £1 The Railway is pleased to welcome all dogs and their owners onto our normal timetabled trains, subject to their owners ensuring that their dogs do not cause a distraction to the operation of the train or inconvenience and difficulties to fellow passengers. In addition dogs are not allowed onto carriage seats, in the onboard bars, railway cafes or on special events such as the Haworth Haddocks, Sparkle & Steams and Santa Steam Specials. If in doubt, please contact our Customer Service staff at Haworth Station, 01535 645214.

In the opinion of the Station Master or Guard, if a dog is not in the control of its owner and is causing problems, the Station Master or Guard may, at their discretion, request the dog be taken away from the Railway’s premises or removed from the train at the next available station or be cared for by its owner in a more appropriate area away from other passengers.

Assistance Dogs

We recognise that these dogs provide valuable assistance, not only for the sight impaired, but also for those with hearing loss, epilepsy, diabetes, physical mobility problems and more. Assistance Dogs are welcome on ALL KWVR trains, for which no charge is made.