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Scarborough owes much to the railway. The arrival of the Scarborough to York line in 1845 sparked a population surge; according to local sources, some fifteen thousand spectators witnessed the arrival of the first train. The town subsequently bloomed and as a result of the rail line's success, many of the Scarborough's key monuments lie within a few minutes walk of the station – including The Grand Hotel, the largest hotel in Europe when it opened in 1867. Scarborough underwent a similar transition in 1626 when spa waters were discovered running down the cliff at South Bay beach. The water's health benefits were recorded in a 1660 book titled the 'Scarborough Spa' and the ensuing tourist hysteria earned Scarborough the moniker 'Britain's first seaside resort.' Previously named Scarborough Central to distinguish it from the since closed Scarborough Londesborough Road, the station has the longest railway station passenger bench in the world with a whopping length of 139 metres.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorApcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express
Car parking spaces84
Carpark charges
Annual£475.00
Daily£4.00
Monthly£60.00
Three Monthly£150.00
Weekly£18.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces26
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 3
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Scarborough station has a travel centre, ticket office, automated ticket machines, a Pumpkin Cafe and cycle storage. There are canopies over platforms three to five. The toilets are located at the terminal end of platform three and there is a vending machine on platform five. The station is staffed at all times. A taxi rank can be found outside the sole entrance.

Departures and arrivals from Scarborough

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to YorkTransPennine Express09:573On time
to HullNorthern11:004On time
to YorkTransPennine Express11:342On time
to YorkTransPennine Express12:343On time
to HullNorthern13:004On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express09:492On time
from HullNorthern10:404On time
from YorkTransPennine Express10:512On time
from YorkTransPennine Express11:513On time
from HullNorthern12:414On time
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