In light of the current government advice, we have made the difficult decision on Wednesday 18 March, to delay the opening of North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s 2020 season until further notice.

While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the railway, the wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our absolute priority. Matters of health and safety have our complete attention, which has led to this closure.

Due to this WE NEED YOUR HELP. The NYMR is a registered charity (501388) and without operating this would have a substantial impact on its future. Please help by donating to give the railway a fighting chance to be able to ‘steam on’ in its current form once the pandemic is over. 

  • The NYMR can’t claim insurance compensation for business interruption.
  • The government has not offered monetary aid to the heritage sector. 
  • The only government help currently available would put the railway into significant debt, which may take years to pay off.

We could potentially lose up to £1 million over the upcoming weeks. Figures of this magnitude could threaten the very existence of the railway. Please help now and support the NYMR to ensure we survive. 

How to Donate:

  • Online: Donate Now.
  • Direct Debit: Set up a regular Direct Debit payment.
  • Text'NYMR' to 70085 to donate £10. This costs £10 plus a std rate message. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. 'NYMR 20' = £20.
  • BACS: Account Name NYMHRT, Sort Code 09-07-20, Account Number 04235630. Please use ‘CA’ followed by your membership number (if known) or your surname as your reference.
  • Cheque: Payable to NYMHRT, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO17 7AJ with completed Form

Other immediate support: 

  • Virtual Shop: Support the appeal by purchasing a virtual cuppa Tea. Buy Now.

All funds raised will go towards the general operating of the railway.

In advance thank you for your support and donation.

Photography Credit: Charlotte Graham.