One of the UK’s most popular heritage attractions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced its plans to fire up the engines and invite passengers aboard once more when it finally welcomes visitors for the 2020 season, on Yorkshire Day (1st August).

Steam journeys will be running seven days per week, with four departures* daily from Pickering to Levisham return, and from Grosmont to Goathland return, with a total journey time of circa one hour.

Tickets must be pre-booked for a specific time slot before visiting, and will be released in waves, with tickets to visit from 1st to 14th August being available to purchase online from 1st July for current NYMR members, then 6th July to the wider public.

In order to adhere to guidelines set out by the Government, operations will be different to previous years. Visitors are able to book a Compartment (max six persons) for £100, a Family ticket table of four for £80, or a Duo ticket table for two people priced at £40. This will ensure social distancing measures continue to be adhered to for guests in each carriage.

Like many tourist attractions, NYMR had originally planned to open early April but as a result of lockdown, has spent the past few months closed to guests, but active behind the scenes with its crisis appeal, that has so far raised £350,000 to help keep the heritage attraction on track.

For more information about the heritage railway, and to pre-book your visit go to  

*Trains will depart at 9.30, 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30 with the last train arriving at Pickering/Grosmont station at 16.30 each day. The 15:30 departure from Pickering will be hauled by mixed traction.


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