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[column col=”1/2″] This spring has seen the North Yorkshire Moors Railway reach the age of 40. On the 01 May 1973 the Duchess of Kent royally opened the North Yorkshire Moors Railway that has since become the world’s most popular heritage railway, visited and enjoyed by 350,000 people each year. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway owns and operates 18 miles of preserved railway between Pickering and Grosmont, situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. [/column] [column col=”1/2″ last=”true”] [youtube height=”197″ width=”350″][/youtube] [/column] The anniversary follows the recent announcement of a £1.4 million funding package, from the Coastal Communities Fund, Network Rail and the Railway Heritage Trust that should see a second platform reinstated at Whitby to allow more NYMR trains to run to the resort in 2014. Visitors can buy tickets are any of the train stations or can pre-book their tickets online at or call 01751 472508. Ticket prices for return travel from Pickering – Grosmont are: Adults £19.50, Senior £17.50, Child £10.00, Family £39.00, Dog/bike £2.50. Ticket prices for return travel from Pickering – Whitby are: Adult £26.00, Senior £23.00, Child £13.00, Family £52.00, Dog/bike £2.50. [space height=”20″]

Visit the North Yorkshire Moors

[space height=”20″] [tab] [tab_item title=”Where to stay and what to do”] [column col=”1/2″] Visit our North Yorkshire Moors National Park page to find Where to stay and Things to do. A list of special events organised by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway can be found here: Special Events by North Yorkshire Moors Railway [/column] [column col=”1/2″ last=”true”] North Yorkshire Moors Heritage Railway [/column] [/tab_item] [tab_item title=”Explore the area by train”] The North Yorkshire Moors train line takes you through unspoilt scenery as you travel between Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont following a glacial valley. Each station along the line has been preserved to represent a step back in time. [/tab_item] [/tab] [space height=”20″]