Esk Valley Railway to Whitby
Train passing below Fairy Cross Plain between Lealholm and Danby stations. Photograph by Angela Thirkill
From the heart of Middlesbrough to the historic seaside town of Whitby, passing through the North York Moors National Park and serving 15 stations along the route
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Esk Valley trains run between Whitby and Middlesbrough, stopping at 15 intermediate stations along the line. The full journey takes less than 90 minutes.
There is a toilet on board.

In summer and autumn (April to early November) trains operate daily. On Sundays there are also through trains between the Durham Coast, Bishop Auckland, the Esk Valley and Whitby, and between Darlington and the Esk Valley and Whitby.

Summary train times, Spring 2014 (24.03.14 to 17.05.14)


 
Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1036 1414 1738
Whitby arr 0838 1204 1542 1907
         
Whitby dep 0850 1241 1600 1915
M'brough arr 1017 1407 1730 2040
   
 
Sundays from 30.03.14
M'brough dep 0843 1103 1343 1624
Whitby arr 1013 1235 1515 1756
         
Whitby dep 1025 1246 1527 1805
M'brough arr 1203 1414 1654 1931

 

Summary train times, Winter & Spring (08.12.13 to 23.03.14)


 
Monday to Saturday
M'brough dep 0704 1036 1414 1738
Whitby arr 0838 1206 1544 1907
         
Whitby dep 0850 1241 1600 1915
M'brough arr 1018 1407 1730 2041
   

Summary train times, Summer & Autumn 2013 (19.05.13 to 7.12.13)


 
Monday to Saturday
*
M'brough dep 0704 1038 1416 1740 2044
Whitby arr 0838 1205 1543 1907 2211
           
Whitby dep 0850 1241 1600 1915 2225
M'brough arr 1017 1407 1730 2041 2351
* Only runs Fridays 5 July to 30 August, also Monday 12 August and Friday 1 November
   
 
Sundays 19.05.13 to 3.11.13
M'brough dep 0845 1105 1343 1624
Whitby arr 1015 1235 1513 1754
         
Whitby dep 1025 1244 1525 1805
M'brough arr 1203 1414 1651 1931

 

Several additional weekday trains operate locally between Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough.

Weekends in Whitby and the Esk Valley by Train

Weekends in Whibty leaflet With the increase in the direct Sunday services available you can now spend the day exploring one of the many villages in the Esk Valley, change at Grosmont for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or spend the day by the seaside in Whitby.

Direct Northern services run to Whitby from Middlesbrough, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool and many other stations. Download the leaflet to find out more.

Last train to Middlesbrough on Saturdays

The 19.15 Whitby to Middlesbrough train on Saturdays is designated as a ‘Dry Train’. This means that all alcoholic drink is banned on board this service. See Northern's 'No can do' poster for more information.

This does not affect the Friday night Music and Ale Trains which run during the summer months.

Unique Timetable for each Railway Station

On each station page, you will find, on-screen and in printer-friendly format, all the arrival and departure times at that particular station, along with journey duration times to Whitby and Middlesbrough, as well as sample ticket prices.

Music and Ale Trains

During the summer, on Friday evenings, (20th June to 15th August 2014) there are additional Music Trains with real ale and live music. The Music and Ale trains departs from Whitby at 19.15 returning from Middlesbrough at 20.44, it arrives back in Whitby at 22.11. An additional service will then return to Middlesbrough from Whitby at 22.25.

In winter trains operate daily (except Sundays). There are no trains on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day.

The timetable is now standardised for Mondays to Saturdays.

Full current timetable

Train timetable for the Esk Valley lineSpring timetable 2014
Northern Rail: Esk Valley Railway Timetable (24.03.14 - 17.05.14) View pdf file

Pocket timetable
From 24 March 2014. View pdf file

Winter timetable 2013-2014
Northern Rail: Esk Valley Railway Timetable (08.12.13 - 23.03.14) View pdf file

Summer/Autumn timetable 2013
Northern Rail: Esk Valley Railway Timetable (19.05.13 - 7.12.13) View pdf file

Timetables for each Station
On the station pages, you will find, on-screen and in printer-friendly format, all the arrival and depature times at that particular station, along with journey duration times to Whitby and Middlesbrough.

Steam trains on the Esk Valley line

From late March through to early November, extra steam-hauled trains operate along the Whitby to Grosmont section of the Esk Valley line.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam trains also operate between Grosmont and Pickering. For more information visit www.nymr.co.uk

Help with planning journeys using public transport

North Yorkshire Public Transport Information: view and print timetables for any bus service in North Yorkshire.

National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner: up to 12 weeks ahead
Tel: Lo-call for 08457 48 49 50

National Rail Enquiries Pocket Timetables tailored for your personal travel requirements

Traveline Public Transport Information
Tel: 0871 200 22 33
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