Steam trains to return to the Worth Valley this August

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45212 approaches Damems on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
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The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has announced that they can begin running trains again on Wednesday 19th August 2020.

Steam trains will run from Oxenhope to Keighley, where passengers can stretch their legs and look at the steam locomotive up close taking on water.

The railway will be using first-class and vintage carriage stock, these are rarely used on the railway. Compartment carriages will seat up to 8 people, allowing you and your family to enjoy a train ride through the Worth Valley, safely.

Tickets will go on-sale online on Monday 13th July, and pre-booking is essential. Tickets will available online only.

Oliver Cromwell passes 'The Mound' near Oakworth on a 30742 Charter
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The KWVR has been awarded a Good to Go industry mark, meaning the KWVR have the measures in place to mainline cleanliness and make sure you can have a safe visit.

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs for 5 miles from Oxenhope through Bronte Country and the Worth Valley to Keighley via Haworth, Oakworth, Damems and Ingrow West.

Dr Matthew Stroh, Chairman at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, told RailAdvent: “Being so near the reopening after the disappointment of the sudden closure is fantastic. It’s testimony to the great team effort needed to prepare the railway for operation in very trying circumstances, particularly with the challenge of having to recommence the work to replace the 115-year old bridge.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming our passengers on board in the coming weeks and to bringing steam back to the Worth Valley.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. At long last… The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (To Me/I Myslef… West Yorkshire’s Branch Line Heritage Railway)… Are once again going to reopen back up and running both Steam & Heritage Diesel-Hauled Trains up and down the Wonderful Worth Valley.

    I Always knew the KWVR would succesfully succeed in fighting back Covid-19, Even comes to show the KWVR (As with msot other fellow Heirtage Railways… Really, Truly Do Have A Future).

    Thank Goodness the KWVR forver lives on and into the Foreseeable Future Too.

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