Wednesday 27 September 2023

£1Million KWVR Funding For Bridge 27

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has been awarded £1,000,000 toward the costs of the Bridge 27 renewal from the Government’s Community Ownership Fund.

As part of the levelling up funding from the central government, the railway has been awarded a £1m grant for rebuilding Bridge 27. This bridge is vital to the ongoing operation of the railway, and its rebuild will be the largest ever – and most expensive – civil engineering project since the heritage railway was established

The success in obtaining this grant reflects many years of hard work by the railway volunteers and staff in operating the special railway. It is based on a track record of delivering an excellent experience for visitors, and in so doing, building a robust and sustainable operation.

This grant ensures the long-term stability of the railway finances and allows the KWVR to continue to invest their existing resources across the line and in the fleet.

The railway wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the successful grant application, especially those working hard to deliver the bridge replacement project.

More about Bridge 27 renewal here     KWVR website here