North Yorkshire Moors Railway ready for Yorkshire Day reopening

The engines are fired up and ready to steam back into action tomorrow (Aug 1 - Yorkshire Day) ahead of the 2020 opening weekend for North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

By Duncan Atkins
Friday, 31st July 2020, 12:22 pm
Updated Friday, 31st July 2020, 12:26 pm
North Yorkshire Moors Railway opens on August 1 for the 2020 season.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway opens on August 1 for the 2020 season.

A limited number of tickets are still available, which must be pre-booked online, from August 1 and 14.

Steam journeys will run daily in this period, with four departures each day from Pickering to Levisham return, or from Grosmont to Goathland return, with a total journey time of circa one hour.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place and each train carriage will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before welcoming its next set of visitors.

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Onboard toilets will not be in use but platform toilets will be available and made unisex to enable use by family groups, one family at a time.

All stations will remain closed, except to pre-booked guests, and a controlled one-way passenger walkway system will be in place alongside hand-sanitising points throughout the NYMR.

All guests will be required to arrive through their designated car park, where clear signage and a volunteer welcome team will direct them to the platform ready to enjoy a scenic trip through North York Moors National Park.

With safety in mind, and adhering to Government advice regarding social distancing, NYMR has also confirmed it will be cancelling Pullman Dining and Speciality services and other experiences (Footplate, Shed Tours and Photography workshops) for the 2020 operating season.

Anyone who has a booking will be contacted directly via the Customer Service team.

The NYMR is now working on the second phase of its reopening plans, which will be announced shortly.

Click here for more information or to pre-book a visit on the heritage railway.

Trains will depart at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm with the last train arriving at Pickering/Grosmont station at 4.30pm each day.

The 3.30pm departure from Pickering will be hauled by mixed traction.

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