Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The star of the hit film the Railway Children, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway provides a memorable and scenic day out with fun for all ages. The five mile heritage railway runs from Keighley to Oxenhope along the Worth Valley, with stations at Ingrow, Damems, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope.
Stations & Attractions
Based from the main Network Rail station in the town, the heritage railway usually departs from platform 4 which has been restored to 1950's style withmny original features in tact. The Northern Rail lines running to and from the station provide mainline connections to Leeds, Bradford, Skipton and Morecambe. A market townKeighley has a good range of high street and local stores and is home to the National Trust East Riddlesden Hall and Cliffe Castle Museum.
The original station at Ingrow was unfortunately beyond repair, however an aletrnative was available from the local skipton line, and it was brought brick by brick and now is entirely in keeping with the 1950's feel of the KVWR heritage railway. Ingrow is home to the Museum of Rail Travel, entry is free for day rover ticket holders.
Home to the smallest station in Britain.
Restored to Edwardian standard the Oakworth Station was made famous by the Railway Children film. Today the gas lit station is still warmed by a real fire (when required), it has often won best restored station prizes.
Best known as the home of the Brontes, Haworth has a year round events programme to entice visitors, and how better to arrive than via a heritage train service.
The terminus for the railway, Oxenhope is a pretty village originally a victorian mill village it has a distinctive character. one of the engine sheds at the station has been opened for viewing of locomotives not in service.
Visiting Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Opening Times & Prices
The KWVR mainly operates on weekends and school holidays, timetables vary, please consult thier website for more information: http://www.kwvr.co.uk/timetables.html
Single, return, rover, full line rover and family tickets are available.
Contact Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
The main contact point for the railway is at the Haworth Station
KWVR, The Railway Station, Haworth, West Yorkshire BD22 8NJ
Tel: 01535 645214 (09:00-17:30, 7 days a week)
Events at KWVR
7th - 9th October
The Autumn Steam Spectacular will return for 2016 and we are delighted to finally welcome Southern Region Rebuilt ‘Battle of Britain’ class 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ to the Railway, courtesy of the Severn Valley Railway and Southern Locomotives Limited. Real ale trains, vintage coaches, Pullman breakfasts, good trains and more.