Q. What is the 2017 date for the event?

A. 13, 14 & 15 October 2017

 

Q. Is this the last year of the Railway in Wartime event?

A. Absolutely not, this is an incredibly popular event and will continue to run for the foreseeable future.

 

Q. What days/times are the parades on?

A. The military vehicle & foot parade is on the Saturday and starts from 10.47am. The civilian vehicle parade is on the Sunday, times tbc.

 

Q. Do you have any camping facilities.

A. No.

 

Q. Can I book dance tickets through you?

A. No, the NYMR is not holding a dance. Whistlers Bar & Pickering in Business are holding a dance, information can be found here.

 

Q. I like to dress in 40s clothing and come to the event, can I get free tickets?

A. No, we only offer free tickets to those who are helping the NYMR at the event or taking part in an agreed scenario. We do offer reduced rate tickets, download the application form.

 

Q. Why is the closing date 31st August? That seems a little early!

A. We have around 600 re-enactors on our database, we need to give ourselves time to process all the applications and send out the passes.

 

Q. Can I have a trade stand at the event?

A. Email waroffice@nymr.co.uk for an application form.

 

Q. I’d like to bring my dog, is the event dog friendly?

A. The event gets very busy and there are thousands of people in attendance, coupled with the occasional loud bangs or sirens from displays, this can be frightening for some dogs.

 

Q. I would like to bring my elderly/disabled relative to the event, they are in a wheelchair, what is access like to the stations and trains? 

A. There is disabled access to our stations and trains, as well as disabled facilities on our stations, please be aware that the event does get very busy and that extra time will needed to move around our stations. The Friday of the event is known to be the least busy day compared to other days.

 

Q. What times are the road closures in Pickering?

A. They will be Park Street 9am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday, Market Place – Smiddy Hill 9am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday also.

 

Q. I am a re-enactor, I don’t want to travel on the train, can I still access the platforms at Pickering?

A. Yes.

 

Q. Will there be parking at your stations during the event?

A. Our station car parks are home to displays during the events so there is no parking in them during the event. Parking is available (charges apply) at Pickering Trout Lake.