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£800,000 grant signals celebration for North Yorkshire Moors Railway
9:52am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
North Yorkshire Moors Railway is celebrating after receiving an £800,000 grant from the Coastal Communities Fund towards major improvements at Whitby station.
In total, a funding package of £1.4 million has now been secured for the work which will include a second track and platform.
Network Rail has already agreed to provide £500,000, with a further £100,000 from the Railway Heritage Trust.
A NYMR spokesman said: “The extra track and platform would allow the number of NYMR steam trains to and from Whitby to increase from three to five a day from April 2014, which should be a major boost to the local tourist economy.”