About the Esk Valley Railway Development Company

The Esk Valley Railway from Middlesbrough to Whitby is supported by the not-for-profit Esk Valley Railway Development Company (EVRDC), a community rail partnership which helps to promote the line both to residents and visitors.

EVRDC was designated by the Department for Transport as a Community Rail Partnership in 2005 and has just received its new DfT Community Partnership Accreditation.




What We Do

EVRDC markets the line, designs and distributes timetables throughout the Esk Valley and continues to highlight the need for improved services.

It successfully lobbied for funding to improve the infrastructure to enable more trains each day, for the second platform at Whitby and the new James Cook Station