North Yorkshire Moors Railway running new non-stop heritage train trips to Whitby

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has now opened up bookings for a newly named service that will enable passengers to journey all the way along the 24-mile heritage line, directly to Whitby.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 7th August 2020, 10:50 am
North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s ‘The Optimist’ service is a non-stop journey from Pickering to Whitby.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s ‘The Optimist’ service is a non-stop journey from Pickering to Whitby.

Anyone planning a visit to the popular attraction from Monday, August 17 to Sunday, August 30 is now able to depart twice daily on The Optimist – a non-stop journey from Pickering to Whitby.

The service offers ample time to explore the delights of Whitby, before embarking on the journey back to Pickering station.

Trains will depart Pickering at 9.20am, noon, and arrive at Whitby at 11.10am and 1.45pm. Departures from Whitby will be at 2pm and 4.30pm with arrivals at Pickering at 3.40pm and 6.05pm each day.

Chris Price, general manager, said: “Our initial plan was to get the railway operational and we now feel that we can progress to phase two of our plans with our newly named service The Optimist.

“Easing of social distancing and our enhanced cleaning measures have allowed us to create this new journey to allow our passengers to once again travel the full length of the line and explore the town that’s famed for its prominence in Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Whitby.”

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