Malton station lies on the York to Scarborough Line, serving the towns of Malton and Norton-on-Derwent in North Yorkshire. Opened in 1845, it was once much busier, acting as an interchange between the Scarborough-to-York line and branches to Pickering and Driffield. Rail buffs knew it for its rather unusual route between platforms - instead of a bridge or subway, Malton installed a retractable trolley under the York-bound platform, sliding it in or out as needed.
Today the station has a single platform and only serves the main line, which offers superb connections across Yorkshire and the northwest. Westbound trains reach York in just 25 minutes, and continue through Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester to Liverpool Lime Street. On exiting the station, a five-minute walk straight up Railway Street will bring you to the heart of Malton's pleasant town centre, home to a mix of independent and chain shops, cafes, bars and pubs.