Esk Valley Railway to Whitby
Train passing below Fairy Cross Plain between Lealholm and Danby stations. Photograph by Angela Thirkill
From the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passing through the North York Moors National Park and serving 16 stations along the route
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PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM Monday 15 June, face-coverings will be mandatory on Public Transport
Children under five and those with certain medical conditions are exempt.

We are making face masks which are fully washable and can be purchased for 5 by sending an S.A.E to EVRDC PO BOX 506, Scarborough YO11 9GA making cheques payable to S.Michulitis. All profits are going to Alzheimer's UK. Masks are made in a variety of printed fabric so please state male or female.

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ENGINEERING WORKS - BUS REPLACEMENT
(Middlesbrough to Sunderland only)
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July
Click for temparary timetable

SAFER TRAVEL TIMETABLE - Week 17 onwards
From 13 July Mondays to Saturdays
MetroCentre/Newcastle/Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe (pdf)
Middlesbrough to Whitby (pdf)
 

& Sundays, from 19 July
MetroCentre/Newcastle/Middlesbrough/Nunthorpe (pdf)
Middlesbrough to Whitby (pdf)

(Middlesbrough to Whitby - First & Last service ONLY will run)
Last updated 13/07/20 @10:30

please check on National Rail Planner

  If your only option is to travel by train, please:

  • travel at off-peak times
  • use quieter stations and stops – get off a stop early if it’s less busy
  • keep changes to a minimum, for example, between bus and train
  • walk for more of your journey, for example the first or last mile
  • book your tickets online in advance or pay by contactless
  • The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance. Government guidance on social distancing has changed
  • If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.

Trainline App to check how busy your train is

AND CHECK THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE

INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND CANNOT TRAVEL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Esk Valley trains run between Whitby and Middlesbrough, stopping at 16 intermediate stations along the line. The full journey takes less than 90 minutes.
There is a toilet on board. Dogs are allowed. Bikes are allowed, though depends on space and is at the discretion of the guard.

         
NORTHERN TIMETABLES & LINE GUIDE
FROM 15th DECEMBER, 2019

(CLICK IMAGE FOR PDF)

*TWO EXTRA SEMI-FAST SERVICES
MON-SAT MIDDLESBROUGH to WHITBY *

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Click here for Live Departures

and for Information on Delay Repay
if your train is more than 15 minutes late.

Click here for a short video (3 minutes) about our line and what is happening to services down the
Esk Valley Line to Whitby

WARNING FROM NETWORK RAIL
  Walkers between Sleights to Grosmont (Click for information)

Trains operate daily all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). The Sunday service, which now runs all year round, has a different timetable. There are through trains and connections between the Durham Coast, Bishop Auckland, the Esk Valley and Whitby, and between Darlington and the Esk Valley and Whitby.

From 15th December, 2019, we have two additional services Monday to Saturday, one early in the morning and a later evening service. The initial timetable to May 2020, has the two additonal trains running fast between some stations, so please check before boarding that the train stops at your desired destination. Why doesn't the train stop at all stations? Please read this.

Several additional (13) weekday and Saturday services operate locally between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough (see Timetable 2 above).  There are also 10 services a day on a Sunday (includes the four Whitby to Middlesbrough services).

Dry Trains - Whitby to Middlesbrough on Saturdays

The 19.44 Whitby to Middlesbrough train on Saturdays is designated as a ‘Dry Train’. This means that all alcoholic drink is banned on board this service - including in your shopping! See Northern's 'No can do' poster for more information. Information on the status of the 22.21 departure on Saturday is pending.

Unique Timetable for each Railway Station

On each station page, you will find, on-screen and in printer-friendly format, all the arrival and departure times at that particular station, along with journey duration times to Whitby and Middlesbrough, as well as sample ticket prices.


In winter trains operate daily EXCEPT there are no trains on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day.

The timetable is now standardised for Mondays to Saturdays.



DELAY REPAY - New rules on delay compensation came into effect in December, 2018. If your train is delayed by 15 mins or more, (30 mins for inter-city routes) you are entitled to compensation.  It applies to all Train Operators. Northern offer automatic repay if you book via their web-site Northern Railway or their mobile app.  For more information on what you should be entitled to, see here.

Replacement bus pick-up points

On occasions when a replacement bus service is in operation they will collect passengers from the following locations at each station. Download a list of Esk Valley Railway station bus pick-up points or alternativley look at the station information panel on the right-hand side of the relevant station page on this website. 

Please note:

         You should have a valid train ticket before you get on the bus; one should be bought at the earliest opportunity.

         Bicycles & prams cannot be taken on the bus, unless they are folded.

         Guide dogs and other 'working' dogs will always be carried.

         No alcohol is allowed on the bus or coach.

         Where disabled or elderly customers are unable to board rail replacement vehicles a taxi will be booked.

         Wheelchairs can be carried, mobility scooters are not normally accepted due to their size.

Steam trains on the Esk Valley line

From late March through to early November, extra steam-hauled trains operate along the Whitby to Grosmont section of the Esk Valley line.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam trains also operate between Grosmont and Pickering. For more information visit www.nymr.co.uk

A limited edition book by Maurice Burns on the Settle & Carlisle Line is available here.


Help with planning journeys using public transport

North Yorkshire Public Transport Information: view and print timetables for any bus service in North Yorkshire.

National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner: up to 12 weeks ahead
Tel: Lo-call for 03457 48 49 50

National Rail Enquiries Pocket Timetables tailored for your personal travel requirements

Traveline Yorkshire Public Transport Information
Tel: 01482 59 29 29
Open daily 7am to 10pm

Esk Valley Outings

 

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

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