North Yorkshire Moors Railway reveal second phase reopening plans

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

After a hugely successful opening weekend, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has released plans for the second phase of reopening to the public.

The railway will be running The Optimist from Monday 17 August, a new service enabling passengers to travel all the way along the 24-mile heritage line through the North York Moors National Park directly to Whitby.

The Optimist will depart from Pickering twice daily on a non-stop journey from Pickering to Whitby, with ample time to explore the historic seaside town, before embarking on the journey back to Pickering station.

Service 1: Pickering departure at 09:20. Depart Whitby 14:00, allowing three hours in Whitby.

Service 2: Pickering departure at 12:00. Depart Whitby at 16:30, allowing two hours and 45 mins in Whitby.

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A journey costs £35 for an adult, £70 for a duo ticket for two seated at a table, £72 for a family of four at a table, or a compartment for up to six people is £150. Dogs are also welcome at £3, carers go free with a paying blue badge holder, and NYMR members get 50% off the advertised ticket price.

For more information and how to book your tickets, click here.

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