Route of the Esk Valley Railway

Whitby

From its ancient origin, Whitby has in different periods prospered from monasticism, fishing, shipbuilding, whaling, jet jewellery and tourism. Reminders of this heritage abound: Whitby Abbey; the 199 steps which link it with the Old Town; Church Street; the harbour and pier; the Captain Cook Memorial Museum; and Pannett Park where you will find Whitby Art Gallery and Museum. Even the railway station deserves to be looked at.

Before George Hudson ("The Railway King") had his vision, to bring visitors to Whitby by train, people could travel to and from this town only by sea or across the vast North Yorkshire Moors, either of which had its perils. Hudson superintended the building of a railway line from Pickering, which opened in 1836, and commissioned George T Andrews to design the station at Whitby, which opened in 1847 (it is now a listed building).

The Endeavour, the ship on which Captain James Cook discovered Australia, was a Whitby-built collier – solidly constructed, flat-bottomed and capacious, therefore suitable for an epic voyage on the high seas. 

The Atyla, on which 6 pupils from Eskdale and Caedmon College Whibty sailed, and the Schooner HMS Pickle, called in en route for the Tall Ships in Sunderland earlier in July, 2018.

Atalya
 

The Tour de Yorkshire - both Men's and Women's Race - is coming through Whitby on May 4th, 2019 so why not try the train.

Full route here. 

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Live Train times to and from Whitby

Full Timetable in pdf format

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.

 


Whitby Abbey

Find out more about visiting Whitby Abbey

Whitby Art Gallery and Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE
Tel: 01947 602908
Find out more about visiting Whitby Art Gallery and Museum

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
Tel: 01947 601900
Find out more about visiting the Captain Cook Memorial Museum

North Eastern Railway Tile Map

North Eastern Railway Tile Map: photo copyright North Eastern Tile CompanyOn Whitby station, to the left of the exit facing the harbour (East), there is a tiled map of the entire North Eastern Railway passenger system as it was at the beginning of the twentieth century.

This is one of just a few of these which survive. You can find out more about their manufacture and history on the North Eastern Tile Company website, as well as details of newly made replica tile maps, which are available in a range of sizes.

'A Sentimental Journey' (Whitby - Scarborough) 1966

Still from 'A Sentimental Journey' 1966 (c) YFAThis film documents the closure of Scarborough-to-Whitby railway line in 1965 as a result of the Beeching Axe.

Visit the Yorkshire Film Archive page to watch the film (approximately 12 minutes).

 

The Old Whitby Engine Shed

Whitby Engine ShedWhitby’s Engine Stable, to give it its ‘official title’, was originally built in 1847 and was designed by the renowned G T Andrews who also designed Whitby Station. It is a Grade II listed building and situated right in the heart of Whitby Town and is an iconic building. It is now in private ownership. 

More about Whitby

See the events section on this website for information about: Goth Weekends; 1940s Festival; Whitby Regatta; Whitby Folk Week; Music & Ale Trains. Go to www.visitwhitby.com for news, events, restaurants, attractions and accommodation.

Walking

Esk Valley Walk

Esk Valley Walk waymarkThe Esk Valley Walk finishes at Whitby. More about the Esk Valley Walk.

The Cleveland Way

The 110-mile-long distance Cleveland Way passes through Whitby. The Cleveland Way National Trail Guide can be purchased at tourist information centres or online from the North York Moors National Park Authority. The Cleveland Way website provides information about places to visit along the route and full details of accommodation.

St. Hilda's Way

The St. Hilda’s Way is a new (2015) 40 miles long-distance trail in North Yorkshire, starting from Hinderwell and finishing at Whitby Abbey. The walk is designed as a pilgrimage and visits eight Churches and Chapels all dedicated to St Hilda, as well as two other churches named after St Hedda and St Mary. At each location there is a special focus on a different aspect of the saint’s life, something to find in the church and the opportunity for reflection and meditation.  You can join the walk at Whitby Station. More about the St. Hilda's Way.

The Cinder Track

A walk/cycleway along the former Whitby-to-Scarborough railway line. Routemap and more about the Cinder Track project.

Whitby Walks

Walks around Whitby with storywalker Harry Collet.
www.whitbywalks.com

Off-Peak fares from Whitby  
With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Middlesbrough 7.50
4.95
Off-Peak Day Return to York
Leave Whitby 08:45, Return York  16:39. Via Middlesbrough only.
18.10

 Note: All services starting from here are off-peak.

Journey times from Whitby  
To Middlesbrough 90 minutes

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Train times Middlesbrough to Nunthorpe & Whitby (9.12.18 to 18.05.19)



 
Monday to Saturday
 
*
M'brough dep
0653
0705
0734
0855
0934
1020 1055 1154# 1402
1458
1555
1659
1756
1855
2001
2120
 
2120
James Cook Hospital 0657 0709 0738 0859 0938 1024 1059 1159 1406 1502 1559 1703 1801 1859 2005 2124   2124
Marton dep
0712
0741
0902
0941
1027
1102
1202 1409
1505
1602
1706
1804
1902
2008 2127  
2127
Gypsy Lane dep
0701
0715
0744
0905
0944
1030
1105
1205 1412
1508
1605
1709
1807
1905
2011 2130  
2130
Nunthorpe arr
dep
0705
 

0719

0719
0747
0909

0947
1034
1108
1208
1416
1420
1511
1608
1712
1717
1810
1811
1908
2014
2133

 
2133

2134
Great Ayton

0726



1041


1427



1724
1818




 2141
Battersby
arr
dep

0732
0735



1047
1050


1433
1436



1730
1824
1827





 
2147
2150
Danby
arr
dep

0755



1110


1456




1846





 
2209
Whitby arr
0837



1151

1537




1928





 
2250

# Departs Middlesbrough 5 mins later on Saturdays. ~ Departs Middleesbrough 1 min earlier on Saturdays
* Starts running on Friday, 29 March,2019 with Music & Ale from 1st Friday in June, to last Friday in August.



 
Sundays
M'brough dep   0841 0951 1046 1149 1249 1347 1447 1647 1747                
James Cook Hospital   0845 0955 1051 1153 1253 1351 1451 1651 1751                
Marton dep   0848 0958 1054 1156
1256 1354 1454 1654 1754                
Gypsy Lane dep   0851 1001 1057 1159 1259 1357 1457 1657 1757                
Nunthorpe
arr
dep
  0854
0854
1005 1100
1100
1202 1302 1401
1404
1500 1701
1704
1800                
Whitby arr  
1011
 
1227
    1521   1820                  
   
 
Monday to Saturday
**

*

Whitby dep  


0845


1158


1558



1935
 
2258
Danby 


0925


12381350

1639



2015
 
2338
Battersby
arr
dep
 


0944
0947


1257
1300
1405
1408


1700
1703
1744

2034
2037
 
2358
0001
Great Ayton
 


0953


1306


1708
1749


2043
 0007
Nunthorpe
arr
dep
 
0720
0806
0920
1000
1001
1120
1220
1312
1314
1420
1519
1620
1716

1716
1757
1815
1920 2020
2050
2051
2140 0013
0013
Gypsy Lane dep  
0722
0808
0922
1003
1122
1222
1316 1422
1521
1622
1719
1818
1922 2022
2053
2142
0016
Marton dep  
0725
0811
0925
1006
1125
1225
1322 1425
1524
1625
1722
1820
1925 2025
2056
2145 0018
James Cook Hospital  
0728
0814 0928 1009 1128 1228 1323 1428 1527 1628 1724 1823 1928 2028 2059 2144 0021
M'brough arr  
0733
0819
0933
1015
1133
1233
1328 1435
1532
1633
1730
1830 1933 2033
2106
2153 0026
* * Starts running on Friday, 29 March,2019 with Music & Ale from 1st Friday in June, to last Friday in August.
** Does not run on Fridays.
     
   
 
Sundays
Whitby dep    
1019
   
1248
      1828                
Nunthorpe
arr
dep
  1019
1134
1135
1217 1319
1404

1405
1519 1619 1819 1943 1944                
Gypsy Lane dep   1021
1137
1219 1321
1407
1521 1621 1821 1946                
Marton dep   1024
1140
1222 1324
1410
1524 1624 1824 1949                
James Cook Hospital   1027 1143 1225 1327 1413 1527 1627 1827 1952                
M'brough arr   1032
1149
1232 1332
1419
1532 1632 1832 1958                
Printer-friendly Whitby to Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough train timetable

 


Live Train times to and from Whitby

Full Timetable in pdf format

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Telephone: 07584-419114
Email: enquiries@eskvalleyrailway.co.uk

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