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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:45
Saturday 06:00 - 19:45
Sunday 08:45 - 17:30
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCards only
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
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 spaces45
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£107.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Main station car park, under footbridge
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Station car park is step free.

Step Free access to platforms and ticket office is only available via a foot crossing when the station is staffed. 

Nearest fully accessible stations are York and  Northallerton.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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 Express14:56On time
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express14:59On time
to SunderlandGrand Central Railway15:122On time
to London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway15:291On time
to Redcar CentralTransPennine Express15:56On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express14:55On time
from Redcar CentralTransPennine Express14:58On time
from London Kings CrossGrand Central Railway15:102On time
from SunderlandGrand Central Railway15:281On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express15:55On time
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