Following a successful first weekend back, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has opened booking for their new service to Whitby.
Anyone visiting the railway from 17th – 30th August 2020 is now able to book on the twice-daily ‘The Optimist’ service between Pickering and Whitby.
These trains will be non-stop and be via prior booking only, with plenty of time to explore Whitby before your train back to Pickering.
Chris Price General Manager said “Our initial plan was to get the railway operational and we now feel that we can progress to phase two of our plans with our newly named service; ‘The Optimist’. Easing of social distancing and our enhanced cleaning measures have allowed us to create this new journey to allow our passengers to once again travel the full length of the line and explore the town that’s famed for its prominence in Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Whitby.”
To ensure social distancing guidelines are followed, tickets must be pre-booked. A return 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 for £3, carers go free with a paying blue badge holder.
For more information, please visit https://www.nymr.co.uk/optimist-service
Trains will depart Pickering at 9.20, 12.00, and arrive at Whitby at 11.10 and 13.45. Departures from Whitby will be at 14.00 and 16.30 with arrival at Pickering at 15.40 and 18.05 each day.
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