Storm Ciara Causes Flooding of Haworth

Storm Ciara has caused havoc right across West Yorkshire with major flooding being experienced right across the county. Sadly, we have to report that the KWVR, especially Haworth Yard, the subject of serious flooding on Boxing Day 2015, has not escaped and once again the Railway had to cancel services as Bridgehouse Beck burst its banks so flooding the yard and turning the trackbed through Haworth Station into a raging torrent

These two sets of photographs appear very similar. Taken over four years apart, the first two images show the extensive flooding of Haworth Yard today (9th February 2020) and the other two photographs taken from the same vantage point on Boxing Day 2015. They say that ‘lightening doesn’t strike twice’ but the flooding of Haworth Yard, by heavy storms over the Pennines swelling Bridgehouse Beck to bursting, certainly does.


With the waters having subsided, the big clean up begins by our volunteers, ready for the schools’ half term that starts next weekend.

To see the extent of the flooding and the damage created, click HERE for images taken by volunteers Paul Holroyd and James Horrell

4 comments on “Storm Ciara Causes Flooding of Haworth

  1. Very sad but predictable, I guess the new housing has made things worse. Can’t we build a concrete sill to rail level across the track under the two road arches and add flood gates to be closed in time of flood to keep water out of the yard? Our bridge over the river also seems to be a blockage to the river’s flow.

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