Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Battersby

Trains stop at Battersby station for up to ten minutes because each train needs be reversed and the driver has to exchange tokens. This arrangement prevents any possibility of two trains occupying the single track simultaneously.

During the late 19th century, Battersby station was a busy and important railway junction as vast loads of ironstone, extracted from the Moors (especially at Rosedale and the Esk Valley near Glaisdale and Grosmont) were transported through here to feed the hungry blast furnaces of Teesside. There was also a railway line extending by means of a steep incline onto the moor at Bank Top. The station features at Battersby which survive from that time include a water tower, a platform watercrane and a turntable base. The old buildings are now private dwellings.

From here until after Great Ayton, the boundary of the North York Moors National Park follows the railway line.

 

Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2017

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beerStarting on Friday 2nd June and then every Friday through June, July and August. Catch the 19:18 out of Whitby and Return on the 20:49 from Middlesbrough getting back to Whitby at 22:20.
Find out more.

 

The Exploited Land of Iron

TELThe North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the The Exploited Land of Iron logo.

 

Ingleby Greenhow rocked by gruesome murder
Read a melodramatic account of a murder committed in 1924, involving two local railway workers.

Walks

Bank Foot Farm - Ingleby Incline - Greenhow Moor - Turkey Nab
(7+ miles )
This walk traces the railway line by which iron ore was transported from Rosedale to Battersby.

North York Moor CAM offers an informative photographic record of the walk which can be altered to begin and end at Battersby station, or extended - along the Cleveland Way - so as to finish at Kildale station.

Battersby to Castleton
(9 miles )
This linear walk along moorland paths, tracks and minor roads is decribed on the Dales Trails website. This walking club often includes linear walks using the Esk Valley Railway in its summer programme.

 

Sample fares from Battersby   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 10.20
6.75
Day Return to Middlesbrough 5.50
3.65




Journey times from Battersby  
To Whitby 60 minutes
To Middlesbrough 25 minutes

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Train times from Battersby (21.05.17 to 9.12.17)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
Sundays
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 2049 0905 1121 1356 1617
Battersby dep 0734 1058 1435 1810 2119 0935 1151 1433 1655
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 2220 1036 1252 1534 1756
             
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 2225 1044 1301 1547 1804
Battersby dep 0947 1318 1702 2020 2326 1156 1404 1650 1906
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047 2351 1223 1433 1717 1933
* Only runs on Fridays in June July & August, also Monday 21 August for Whitby Regatta and Bank Holiday Monday 28 August.

Train times from Battersby (11.12.16 to 20.05.17)


 
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 02.04.17
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0905 1121 1356 1617
Battersby dep 0734 1058 1435 1810 0935 1151 1433 1655
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1036 1252 1534 1756
           
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1044 1301 1547 1804
Battersby dep 0947 1318 1702 2020 1156 1404 1650 1906
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1223 1433 1717 1933
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