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Esk Valley Railway Passengers' Newsletter
 August 2010

In this issue

Extra Sunday Trains

Agricultural Shows

Joint Pocket Timetable

Help for Heroes

New Station Cafe

Late Evening Trains


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Extra Sunday Trains

Beggars Bridge at GlaisdaleEscape the crowds in Whitby this summer. Leave the car behind and take a day out along the line. Explore the villages, walk on the moors, and/or enjoy excellent food at one of the pubs and cafes along the line.

Take advantage of the Sunday services – five return services on Sundays until 12 September – to travel by rail through superb scenery and have Sunday lunch in the Esk Valley. The Duo ticket entitles you to travel for £8.70 for two travelling together (the second passenger travels for half price). Valid from Whitby to Middlesbrough return direction only.


View the Along the Line page to find out more about individual villages >>

Agricultural Shows Along the Line

Castleton Show: Photograph by Phil Brown,

This year the Egton Agricultural Show is on  Wednesday 25 August. It was established in 1876 and is the largest event of its kind on the North Yorkshire Moors. Come and meet the EVRDC staff at the show who will be in the marquee promoting the Esk Valley Railway line.

Lealholm Show is on Saturday 4 September. More local show venues can be found on our events calendar on the Esk Valley Railway website.

View the events page and calendar >>

Joint Pocket Timetable
Whitby - Middlesbrough &
Whitby - Pickering

Joint Pocket TimetableEVRDC has designed a joint pocket timetable for use at the Whitby end of the line primarily to help simplify connections between the Esk Valley service to Middlesbrough and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Pickering. Northern have produced and printed it.

This was sponsored from funding awarded jointly by the Department for Transport, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships. It has been distributed to Pickering, Grosmont and selected venues in Whitby including the Tourist Information Centre. Pick up a copy from your nearest station or visit our website.

View or download the Joint Pocket Timetable >>

Army Cadets Help for Heroes success

Army Cadets at Whitby StationEsk Valley Railway Community Rail Partnership organized the event on Saturday 17 April at Whitby Station as part of the Spirit of the 40s Weekend celebrations and invited the Army Cadets and Ryedale Folk Museum to participate. The event raised a grand total of £2050, mainly due to the enthusiasm of the cadets, led by Sergeant Thirkill.

EVRDC would also like to thank the Co-op who generously responded to our appeal and to everyone else who helped in any way. A huge thank you must also go to Ryedale Folk Museum who brought along a fascinating collection of 40s memorabilia.

Find out more about the museum at >>

New Station Café at Middlesbrough

Transporter Bridge, MiddlesbroughThe Travellers Rest Café at Middlesbrough Station has recently opened its doors to customers. Relax in a traditional style café with seating inside and outside on the station concourse next to Platform 1 – ideal for travellers on the Esk Valley Line. Hot and cold snacks are served daily. Telephone orders are welcome: 01642 224220.

This is a great idea for travellers onward bound from Middlesbrough. Collect your order when you arrive and sit back and enjoy your refreshments as you continue your journey. It works perfectly... we have tried and tested it out.

Find out more about Middlesbrough >>

Late Evening Trains

Late running evening trainsEVRDC are continuing to highlight the need for an extra evening service by hosting the Music Trains in the summer. Until September 3rd the Friday Music Train train leaves Whitby station promptly at 19.15 and returns to Whitby at 22.11  An additional service returns to Middlesbrough at 22.25.

Live music is provided courtesy of EVRDC. The drinks are extra. We provide wine, real ale (Wold Top) and soft drinks. Music provided as ever by our loyal and talented musicians.

An extra late evening service is also provided on Monday 23 August after Whitby Regatta’s spectacular firework display. Please pay on the train.

Find out more about Friday evening Music Trains >>



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