Route of the Esk Valley Railway


James Cook, the world's most famous navigator and explorer, was born at Marton in 1728. Although his cottage no longer exists here, a monumental granite vase marks its site at his birthplace museum in Stewart Park, a short walk from the station.

There are now 18 services Monday to Saturday between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough via Marton and 10 each way on Sundays, all year round. Six services (Monday - Saturday) continue beyond Nunthorpe along the Esk Valley to Whitby. There are also two extended services that go beyond Nunthorpe; the 13:06 calls at Great Ayton and Battersby ONLY as does the 17:07.

Timetables and live train times are below:-

Live Train times to and from Marton

Line Guide for the Esk Valley Railway in pdf format

All Northern Timetables
Route 2: Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle & Metrocentre
Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby

Esk Valley Railway Forget-me-not Dementia-friendly Train
Due to coronavirus, we have had to cancel until further notice.
This service was running on the first Wednesday of the Month with live music from the Dave Clegg Duo, sing alongs and bring your own picnic. We will get this back as soon as we are able. For a flavour of last year's trains, see here.

Stewart Park - short walk from the station

Hosting the Cleveland Show each year in July. It's a short walk from Marton Station to the Park.

Formerly the grounds of Marton Hall, this is Middlesbrough's largest informal park, with large areas of open space, lakes, ponds, animal enclosures, woodland glades, a children's play area and a café; and it is here that you will find the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum.
Read more about Stewart Park

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AT
This museum offers insights into James Cook's early life, his seafaring career, the legacy of his voyages, and the experience of 18th-century sailors. Exhibits include charts from Cook's voyages and his descriptions of Australian flora and fauna, as well as audio-visual presentations, hands-on interactive displays and original objects. There is also a temporary exhibition gallery with a regular programme of events.
Find out more about the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Ormesby Hall - Short walk from the Station

Church Lane, Ormesby, nr Middlesbrough, TS7 9AS
An 18th-century Palladian mansion with exquisite interior decoration, paintings and furnishings, Ormesby Hall is a grade-1 listed building now owned by the National Trust. Its Old Wing contains a large permanent model railway exhibition. The Georgian stable block is home to the horses of the Cleveland Mounted Police. Refreshments are available in the tea-room.
Find out more about Ormesby Hall

Marton Hotel & Country Club

Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DS
Tel: 01642 317141

Cleveland Show

Held in July each year at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AR.

Come and explore the Land of Iron Walks in the North York Moors

There are ten circular walks from stations with close connections to the Ironstone mining era of the late 1800s. Try the train down the Esk Valley and from Great Ayton to Grosmont, each station tells a story and shows a map with a circular walk. The information boards were funded by the North York Moors National Park's Land of Iron Team and you can find out more about this amazing project here. There is also a permanent exhibition at the Moors Centre, Danby, which is a 20 minute walk from the station.

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Off-Peak fares from Marton   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby £7.90
Day Return to Middlesbrough £2.60

Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00. The Esk Valley Railcard is valid on peak services.
Journey times from Marton  
To Whitby 82 minutes
To Middlesbrough 8 minutes

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