THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway will reopen for the season on Yorkshire Day.

The charity-run attraction was unable to restart its new season in April due to coronavirus, but is now planning to fire up the engines and welcome back passengers on August 1.

Steam journeys will be running seven days a 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 August 1 to 14 being available to purchase online from July 1 for current NYMR members, then July 6 to the wider public.

In order to adhere to government guidelines, operations will be different to previous years. Visitors can book a compartment (maximum six persons) for £100, a family ticket (maximum four), 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.

Each train carriage will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before welcoming its next set of visitors and onboard toilets will not be in use for the time being. Platform toilets will be available and will be made unisex to enable family groups to use each toilet, one family at a time.

All stations will remain closed, except to pre-booked guests, and a controlled one-way passenger walkway system will be in place alongside several hand-sanitising points throughout the NYMR.

All guests will be required to arrive through their designated car park, where clear signage and a volunteer welcome team will direct them to the platform ready to enjoy a scenic trip through North York Moors National Park.

A limited selection of drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the tea shop at Grosmont station and via the education room at Pickering.

To pre-book your visit, go to