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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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 at the discretion of the guard.

Click here for a copy of the Esk Valley Line Guide

RMT have announced continuing strikes on the Northern Network and will take place on each Saturday through to 29th December. 
For service running, please see here....

This Saturday, 15th December, the 1st 3 services will run
From Middlesbrough to Whitby 07:05, 10:20 and 14:02
BUT Not the 17:56

From Whitby to Middlesbrough 08:45, 11:58 and 15:59
BUT NOT the 19:34

click here for Live Departures


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 29th March, 2019, we have an additional late service on Friday evening and during June, July & August, the 19:35 from Whitby, and the 21:20 from Middlesbrough will have Music & Ale on board.

From Sunday 9th December until 18th May 2019, a slightly revised timetable is now operation (no more than 3 minutes either way of the previous timetable)
View NEW timetable in pdf format

New Summary train times, Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 (9.12.18 to 18.05.19)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
M'brough dep 0705 1020 1402 1756 2120
Whitby arr 0837 1151 1537 1928 2250
           
Whitby dep 0845 1158 1558 1935 2258
M'brough arr 1015 1328 1730 2106 0026
* Only runs through to Whitby on Fridays from 29th March, 2019
   
 
Sundays
M'brough dep 0841 1046 1347 1647
Whitby arr 1011 1227 1521 1820
         
Whitby dep 1019 1248 1548 1828
M'brough arr 1149 1419 1722 1958

 

OLD Summary train times, Summer and Autumn 2018 (20.05.18 to 8.12.18)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
M'brough dep 0705 1020 1402 1756 2120
Whitby arr 0837 1151 1536 1927 2250
           
Whitby dep 0845 1158 1559 1934 2257
M'brough arr 1015 1329 1731 2106 0025
* Only runs through to Whitby on Fridays in June July & August.
   
 
Sundays
M'brough dep 0841 1048 1346 1648
Whitby arr 1011 1229 1520 1822
         
Whitby dep 1018 1246 1550 1828
M'brough arr 1148 1419 1723 1958

 
Several additional (14) weekday and Saturday services operate locally between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough.  There are also 10 services a day on a Sunday (includes the four Whitby to Middlesbrough services).

Last train to Middlesbrough on Saturdays

The 19.35 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.

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.

Full current timetable (until 18th May 2019)

Train timetable for the Esk Valley line
Current: Northern Rail: Esk Valley Railway Timetable (9.12.18 - 18.05.19)
View pdf file

Previous: Northern Rail: Esk Valley Railway Timetable (20.05.18 - 8.12.18)
View pdf file


Previous: Northern Rail: Esk Valley Railway Timetable (10.12.17 - 19.05.18)
View pdf file


Click here for a copy of the Esk Valley Line Guide


Timetables for each Station
On the station pages, you will find, on-screen and in printer-friendly format, all the arrival and depature times at that particular station, along with journey duration times to Whitby and Middlesbrough.

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. We're sorry but we can't carry dogs or non-folding prams, pushchairs, bikes and wheelchairs on the replacement buses.

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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