Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Commondale

Commondale today is a quiet farming-based village. Before 1947, it possessed a brickworks, which explains why some of the houses, the church and the school are, unusually for this area, built of this material. The Esk Valley Railway freight services played a vital role in transporting the bricks and tiles beyond this locality. 

John Crossley, who owned the brick, clay pipe and pottery works is commemorated by an inscripton on the prominent brick built village institute building. The Crossley works closed in 1947.

The first railway station, built in 1880, is on the other side of the railway bridge.

Yorkshire Community Archeology are running a dig at Sand Hills House. More information here.

Beyond Boundaries

    Offering fully inclusive activities, training, sports and courses in the beautiful              countryside of North Yorkshire.  Beyond Boundaries also run an Art Group on
     Mondays, Bird Watching on Tuesdays and a wool workshop on Thursdays. 10am to
     2.30pm.  Ring
01287 660571 for more details.  Five minutes walk from the Station.

Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains

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.


The Cleveland Inn
In the centre of the village
Tel: 01287 660214


Walking

East to Castleton

A 2-mile walk to the next station Castleton, along a clearly waymarked bridleway, along a ridge, beside open moorland, with fine views across the dale. To start the walk, leave the station by a minor path and through a gate, then turn right onto the major track.

Heading eastwards for Commondale and well into the sheep country of the North York Moors National Park. Photograph by Phil Brown,  www.docbrown.info/docspics/eskvalleyline/ Moorland Magic walk

A 9-mile circular walk from Commondale station. A long but relatively gentle walk over undulating moorland and across fields.

Off-Peak fares from Commondale   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby 7.60
5.00
Day Return to Middlesbrough 6.20
4.10
Note: All services from here are off-peak.

Journey times from Commondale  
To Whitby 48 minutes
To Middlesbrough 41 minutes

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Train times from Commondale (20.05.18 to 8.12.18)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
Sundays
M'brough dep 0705 1020 1402 1756 2120 0841 1048 1346 1648
Commondale dep 0747 1103 1447 1838 2202 0923 1141 1431 1734
Whitby arr 0837 1151 1536 1927 2250 1011 1229 1520 1822
             
Whitby dep 0845 1158 1559 1934 2257 1018 1246 1550 1828
Commondale dep 0932 1245 1647 2021 2340 1105 1333 1637 1915
M'brough arr 1015 1329 1731 2105 0025 1148 1419 1723 1958
*Only runs on Fridays in June July & August.

Train times from Commondale (10.12.17 to 19.05.18)


 
Monday to Saturday
Sundays
M'brough dep 0704 1028 1404 1740 0842 1050 1346 1651
Commondale dep 0746 1110 1448 1822 0923 1142 1432 1737
Whitby arr 0837 1159 1536 1911 1011 1230 1519 1825
           
Whitby dep 0845 1215 1559 1918 1022 1247 1546 1831
Commondale dep 0932 1302 1647 2005 1109 1334 1633 1918
M'brough arr 1015 1345 1729 2047
1151 1416 1724 2002

 

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PO Box 506, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 9GA
Telephone: 07584-419114
Email: enquiries@eskvalleyrailway.co.uk

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