Every September the railway is handed over to the Civil Maintenance Department to undertake major works and 2014 will be no different except that on the weekends of 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st September the railway will be severed with no full line service. Essential maintenance will take place to one of the bridges between Oakworth and Haworth.
The result of this is that trains will be unable to run between Oakworth and Haworth. Steam trains will operate between Oxenhope and Haworth only, with a 1950s Diesel train operating between Oakworth and Keighley. Due to limited road access for buses and large vehicles, a special Vintage Bus service will operate between Ingrow and Haworth. Passengers from Keighley to Haworth should travel by train from Keighley to Ingrow, then by Vintage Bus to Haworth, weather permitting, an open top bus may be used. Passengers can take a steam train journey between Haworth and Oxenhope. Large groups or Disabled travellers should contact the office on 01535 640464 for special arrangements to be made.
Please note that Bicycles, Prams and Pushchairs that do not fold down and Wheelchairs cannot be conveyed on the Vintage Bus service. The special timetable can be accessed via the main website.