New owners for Scarborough's North Bay Heritage Railway as it celebrates 90th year

Scarborough's North Bay Heritage Railway has announced that it has new owners.

By George Buksmann
Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 10:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:54 am

Celebrating its 90th year, John Kerr and Peter Bryant took over the company that runs the historic attraction yesterday.

For many years the town landmark was run by Scarborough Borough Council until privatisation in 2006.

Its then owner David Humphreys and his team made a raft of upgrades including the addition of new rolling stock, station buildings and lakeside attractions.

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The new owners of the railway: John Kerr, left, with Peter Bryant and previous owner David Humphreys.

Mr Kerr and Mr Bryant have run the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway in North East Lincolnshire since 2014, and look to bring their "enthusiasm and expertise" to the North Bay, including additional attractions.

Director John Kerr said: “The railway in Scarborough is an extremely important asset to the town and wider region.

"Before his retirement, David has done a fantastic job of revitalising this much loved attraction and we are looking forward to working with his dedicated team to further this. We can’t wait to take the railway to its centenary and beyond."

Plans are in place to reopen the attraction when rules allow on April 12.