Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - KWVR

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - KWVR
The Railway Station 
West Yorkshire
BD22 8NJ


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Britain's last remaining complete heritage branch line runs from Keighley to Oxenhope, along a rich seam of West Yorkshire's rail and cultural heritage.

Travel via Ingrow, with its award-winning Museum of Rail Travel, and Damems, the country's smallest complete station (Ormston in BBC TV's Born & Bred series) to Oakworth, the location for the classic 1970 The Railway Children film. From here ride on to Haworth, home of "Main St" & the famous Brontë Family.

The line terminates 660 feet above sea level at Oxenhope, where a collection of historic locomotives and coaches can be inspected in the Exhibition Shed.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Please see website for journey times.

Admission charges

Please see website for fares.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Railway Children Weekend

  • 2 — 4 May 2015

Join us as we celebrate 45 years since the filming of The Railway Children right here at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Scene re-enactments, cake stalls, special timetable will apply.

As seen on Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Haworth 1940s Weekend

  • 15 — 17 May 2015

Why not let the train take the strain as you travel to Haworth 1940s event in style …. travelling as you would have in the war years, use Keighley, Ingrow West or Oxenhope as a park and ride and let the train do the work.

This popular event takes place in Haworth on Friday 15th - Sunday 17th May 2015 (with a new 3-day format) and once again, the KWVR will be playing a valuable role in proceedings.

The Haworth 1940s Weekend is run by the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Air-force Benevolent Fund (SSAFA) with the proceeds going to Forces’ Charities for the benefit of members of our armed forces. Usually the Railway is very busy over this weekend. Haworth village has tens of thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, and consequently road access is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events.

The Railway has a big part to play in transporting people who come all the way by Rail, via the national network using the cross platform interchange at Keighley, or who choose to come by road and use one of its car parks at Oxenhope, Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley Car Park is full, then there is a huge car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

A very frequent vintage bus service is provided, free of charge, from Haworth Station to the top of the village and back to connect with all the trains, all day.There is a forty five minute frequency of trains throughout the weekend.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Autumn Steam Spectacular 2015

  • 9 — 11 October 2015

Autumn Steam Spectacular – a fantastic, all action three days of steam.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Beer & Music Festival 2015

  • 22 — 25 October 2015

Join us for our Annual Beer & Music Festival 2015 – with over 100 real-ales, ciders & spirits. There will be live music & lots of fun!

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children