The York and North Midland Railway arrived in Beverley in 1846, and travellers today still arrive into an elegant Victorian station, with its red-brick buildings, roof above the platforms and a footbridge across the tracks. Trains to Beverley include services from Hull and Bridlington, as well as Doncaster, Sheffield, Scarborough and York. There is also a limited service between Beverley and London King's Cross.
Beverley station was built to the east of the town centre, which can be reached in five minutes by foot. The main shopping areas are along the pedestrianised Butcher Row and Toll Gavel, which link the railway station end of town with the Market Place to the north. The town's Saturday markets have been incredibly important to the economy of the town for centuries, as has horse racing, with Beverley Racecourse, to the west of the town centre, continuing a horsey tradition that reaches back to 1767. The race course is about thirty minutes from the station on foot.