First opened in 1841, Thirsk is a charming small station in North Yorkshire, with fine views of the surrounding countryside from its open-air platforms. Originally known as Newcastle Junction, it actually lies 1.5 miles from the town centre, on the outskirts of a small village called Carlton Miniott.
Thirsk itself is a traditional market town that is ideal for exploring the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. Casual walkers can enjoy short walks from the town and along the river, and there are more challenging treks around the Hambleton Hills and the paths off The Drove Road. The town centre may be a short bus ride away but it's worth the trip, with a busy cobbled market square surrounded by quaint independent shops. The town also has two famous sons: vet and author of James Herriot was born here, and Thomas Lord, after whom Lord's Cricket Ground is named, was also a child of the town.
Thirsk is also the nearest station to the adventure-filled Lightwater Valley, which is easily reached by taxi.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
Step free access is available throughout the station, however customers should note that access to all platforms is via a barrow crossing which is reliant upon staff assistance, and cannot be accessed outside of staffed hours. Customers requiring level access should enter the station through the long-stay car park. An intercom is available next to the barrow crossing gates to contact the station staff to inform them of your arrival. This station is partially staffed. The station staffing hours are: Monday to Saturday: 06:15 - 19:45 Sunday: 09:00 - 17:15 Station staff can provide assistance throughout the station and with boarding and alighting the train. Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train. Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay). Outside of staffed station hours, assistance to board and alight the train on platform 1 can be provided by the Conductor. The conductor is usually positioned at the rear of the train. Customers requiring assistance to navigate through the station or access to the platforms when the station is unstaffed are requested to contact the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149(18001 prefix for TextRelay) to arrange alternative transport to the closest station where assistance can be provided.
|Toilets notes||The toilet facilities at this station are under repair. The temporary toilet facilities are located in the Station Car Park, at the bottom of the overbridge steps. The National key toilets are operated by a radar key.|
|Customer Service notes|
To speak to a member of our team please call 0345 600 1671
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA on behalf of TransPennine Express|
|Car parking spaces||76|
|Cycle storage spaces||44|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
2 Tier racks located in the main station car park, under the footbridge.
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is not available at the station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Thirsk station is accessible on either side. Both entrances lead on to the footbridge, with stairs leading down to platforms 1 and 2. A ticket office and disabled toilets can be found on platform 1, and there is also a car park on this side of the station. Trains north to Middlesbrough and Sunderland depart from platform 2, and trains to London King's Cross and Manchester depart from platform 1.
|from Manchester Victoria||TransPennine Express||23:28||2||On time|
|from Manchester Victoria||TransPennine Express||00:08||On time|
|from Manchester Victoria||TransPennine Express||05:27||Scheduled|
|from Manchester Victoria||TransPennine Express||06:29||Scheduled|
|from Manchester Victoria||TransPennine Express||06:56||On time|