After months of careful planning and preparation, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway reopens today (Monday, 4 April).
New for 2022, the NYMR has launched a host of suggested itineraries to help visitors plan their journeys and make the most of their experience taking in all there is to offer along the line.
Throughout the year there’ll also be a number of exciting events taking place.
- Annual Steam Gala (22-25 September) – a chance to experience a range of iconic steam locomotives, along with traction engines and the much-loved annual beer festival.
- Light Spectacular (22-30 October) – enjoy an hour-long illuminated journey from Pickering to Levisham Station, with carriages adorned with 17,000 LEDs. A one-of-a-kind highly visual and audio-based event.
- Santa Specials (Selected dates during December) – the ultimate family festive adventure on board the Santa Express and the chance to meet and greet Santa and his elves in a truly unique setting.
Prices start from £20.50 for children and £41 for adults, or £84 for a family, for full line return tickets, with reserved seats on the ‘Seaside Special’ from Pickering or ‘Yorkshire Express’ from Whitby.
Shorter journeys are also available to buy on the day from the booking offices.
Full details on the NYMR website.
A NYMR spokesperson said: “Hop on board and enjoy 24 miles of breathtaking scenery of the North York Moors National Park, including Goathland railway station, known to millions as the filming location for the iconic film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and home to the popular TV series Heartbeat.
“Rest assured that when visiting the NYMR, every penny you spend on tickets, tea, cake and memorabilia goes back into necessary funding towards providing memorable experiences for visitors, fulfilment for volunteers and staff of the heritage railway to ensure all charitable aims are being delivered.
“This means you’ll be contributing directly to the running of the heritage railway as a dedicated charity.”