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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

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 SunderlandGrand Central Railway16:402On time
to London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway16:511On time
to SaltburnTransPennine Express16:59Late
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express16:59On time
to SaltburnTransPennine Express17:57On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway16:392On time
from SunderlandGrand Central Railway16:491On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express16:58Late
from SaltburnTransPennine Express16:58On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express17:56On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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