Rail users reach record high

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A RECORD number of passengers used the North Yorkshire Moors Railway last year.

A total of 355,000 passengers travelled on the Railway’s trains – an all-time high, and 5,000 more than the existing record, set the previous year.

Spending power, however, was down considerably, meaning overall income for the year was £25,000 less than in 2009.

Services will resume during February half-term from February 19-27, and at weekends in March, prior to the start of the summer season on March 26, when trains will run daily until October 30.

This year the Railway is marking its 175th anniversary. The original route of the Whitby-Pickering line was laid in 1836 and was one of the earliest lines to have been built in Britain.