Travelling on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s Saturday evening Fish and Chip special, the ‘Haworth Haddock’, has always been a great night out for passengers.
Now they can make a full day out of it because the five-mile, West Yorkshire-based heritage railway is including a full-day Rover ticket as part of the package for ‘Haworth Haddock’ customers.
This will enable passengers to spend the day riding on trains pulled by historic steam locomotives and exploring all the railway’s attractions such as museums, behind-the-scenes tours, gift shops and the classic town and country scenery of the Worth Valley before boarding the ‘Haworth Haddock’ in the evening.
Run-on specific Saturday evenings throughout the year, the ‘Haddock’ is one of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s best-loved visitor offerings. It provides passengers with two trips up and down the Victorian branch line on a train hauled by a classic steam locomotive and features generous portions of locally cooked Fish and Chips.
Passengers can put the finishing touches to their fun evening by dancing the night away on platform four at Keighley Station before being transported back up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope. Live bands provide the dance music and for this year’s opening ‘Haddock’ service on Saturday, April 23rd ‘The Turnarounds’ will be in charge of the entertainment.
As a bonus, passengers for the ‘Haworth Haddock’ will now be able to enjoy a ‘pre-dinner drinks’ service at the newly introduced bar service in Oxenhope Station’s Exhibition Shed before boarding the train. At the same time, they will be able to pre-book the drinks that will be served to them on the train as they journey through the delights of the Brontë Country landscape.
Noel Hartley, the Railway’s Operating Manager, said: “The Haworth Haddock is one of the most popular special trains we offer each year and already the April ‘Haddock’ has only a handful of seats remaining while the next one on Saturday, May 28th is being heavily booked.”
‘Haworth Haddock’ trains will be running on Saturday, April 23rd, Saturday, May 28th and Saturday, June 18th. And the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is already planning to run more ‘Haworth Haddock’ services later in the year.
Full details about ‘Haworth Haddock’ services and fares can be found by going to the ‘Events’ section on the railway’s website: www.kwvr.co.uk.