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Esk Valley Railway to Whitby
Esk Valley Railway
From the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passing through the North York Moors National Park and serving 17 stations along the route
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“Away from the packed commuter routes and main intercities, the backwaters of our national rail network harbour some of the most beautiful rides in the world.
Leaving Teesside, the train chugs out across the North York Moors … along the leafy valley through Danby, Egton and Lealholm – surely the prettiest village in Yorkshire – to Whitby's bracing sea air, fine Georgiana and looming Gothic church. This is England's green and pleasant land, writ large over 36miles ... it will make you sigh”
The Sunday Times

The Esk Valley Railway connects the rural communities in the North Yorkshire Moors with the city of Middlesbrough and the historic seaside town of Whitby. The railway also offers an enjoyable, environmentally-friendly and stress-free way to view and explore this magnificent landscape and lovely villages.

Live Train times along the Esk Valley

Line Guide for the Esk Valley Railway in pdf format

All Northern Timetables
Route 2: Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle & Metrocentre
Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby

More trains on the Esk Valley line A new early-morning service and a later evening service (both semi-fast so please check your station here and for why  the train doesn't stop at all stations - please read this) are now running Monday to Saturday between Middlesbrough and Whitby along the Esk Valley line.  Along with year-round Sunday services, the Esk Valley is becoming more accessible. Services are currently provided by the Northern Railway franchise (Latest news here).

On this website you will find inspiration for days out and practical information on walks to help you plan your journey. Here you can:

This website is commissioned and maintained by the Esk Valley Railway Development Company, a not-for-profit Community Rail Partnership. The train service is operated by Northern Rail and the line is owned by Network Rail.

Esk Valley Outings


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Travel the route: follow the links to find out about the stations
Middlesbrough | travel east – towards the sea | travel west – inland | Whitby
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