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.
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Apcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express|
|Car parking spaces||84|
|Cycle storage spaces||26|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
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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.
Scarborough train station has one car park, which is opposite its side entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.
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Scarborough station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Scarborough station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Scarborough.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Scarborough station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Scarborough station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.