If you're travelling to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) by train, the nearest mainline station is Whitby. Northern operate regular services to Whitby station from Middlesbrough and Newcastle. If you're heading to the NYMR from London, take a London North Eastern Railway service to York, then change here for a TransPennine Express train to Whitby via Middlesbrough. Once you arrive at Whitby station, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway trains depart from there.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a great day out for the whole family and one of Britain's most famous heritage railways. Travel through the scenic North York Moors National Park from the Whitby coast to the charming market town of Pickering. Be sure to stop off at Goathland Station during your trip, which featured in the first Harry Potter film as Hogsmeade Station.
Visit the NYMR official website for opening information.
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park - Charges apply between 06:00 - 18:00 every day|
|Car parking spaces||60|
|Cycle storage spaces||12|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
No assistance given - Whitby is a privately owned station which does not provide assistance. However both platforms are step free therefore disabled and wheelchair bound customers can get access.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
Operating since 1973 as a heritage railway, the line initially opened in 1836 to transport passengers and goods from Whitby through the moors. In those days the carriages were pulled by horses until the line was transformed into a steam-powered railway a decade later in 1845.
It's not just Harry Potter the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has starred in over the years, the line has been featured in lots of award-winning films like Phantom Thread which stars Daniel Day-Lewis. The NYMR even has its very own document 'The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard', which was watched by more than 3.5 million when it first aired in 2018.
Why not check out our immersive 360° tour of one of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s most popular locomotives, LMS no. 5428 "Eric Treacy".