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 2018

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beer

Back on from 6th July, please see the Events page for details of bands and dates.

 



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.

 

Off-Peak fares from Battersby   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 8.90
5.90
Day Return to Middlesbrough 4.80
3.15
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00.

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

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Train times from Battersby (20.05.18 to 8.12.18)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
Sundays
M'brough dep 0705 1020 1255 1402   1756 2120 0841 1048 1346 1648
Battersby dep 0735 1050 1327 1435   1826 2149 0910 1128 1419 1721
Whitby arr 0837 1151   1536   1927 2250 1011 1229 1520 1822
      **          
Whitby dep 0845 1158   1559   1934 2257 1018 1246 1550 1828
Battersby dep 0947 1300 1408 1704 17.45 2036 2359 1120 1349 1653 1930
M'brough arr 1015 1329 1435 1731 18.30 2105 0025 1148 1419 1723 1958
* Only runs on Fridays in June July & August. **Starts and ends at Danby and goes through to Hexham via Newcastle.

Train times from Battersby (10.12.17 to 19.05.18)


 
Monday to Saturday
Sundays
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0842 1050 1346 1651
Battersby dep 0734 1058 1435 1810 0910 1129 1419 1725
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1011 1230 1519 1825
           
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1022 1247 1546 1831
Battersby dep 0947 1318 1702 2020 1124 1349 1655 1933
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1151 1416 1724 2002

 

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