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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 19:45:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 19:45:00
  • Sunday open from 08:45:00 until 17:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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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 notesThe 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.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
To speak to a member of our team please call 0345 600 1671
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA on behalf of TransPennine Express
Car parking spaces76
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces44
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
2 Tier racks located in the main station car park, under the footbridge.
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Thirsk station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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.

Departures and arrivals from Thirsk

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Thirsk station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express23:292On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express00:08On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express05:28Scheduled
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express06:30Scheduled
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express06:57On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express23:282On time
from Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express00:08On time
from Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express05:27Scheduled
from Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express06:29Scheduled
from Manchester VictoriaTransPennine Express06:56On time
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