Is the Railway open? The Railway is currently open to pre-booked ticket holders only. We ask that all passengers, including members, to pre-book their visit online in advance. Our Booking Offices at Pickering and Grosmont will not be open and you not be able to purchase a ticket. 2020 Services Welcome Back Services - 1st - 14th August 2020 Services daily:Pickering to Levisham return onlyORGrosmont to Goathland return only Click here to book tickets for our Welcome Back services. The Optimist - 17th August to 13th September 2020 Services daily from Pickering only. Service 1: Pickering departure 09:20 and will depart Whitby 14:00. Allowing approx. 3 hours in Whitby. Service 2: Pickering departure 12:00 and will depart Whitby at 16:30. Allowing approx. 2 hours 45 minutes in Whitby. Click here to book 'The Optimist' Our team have been busying preparing the railway to accommodate one-way flows around the platforms please follow the signposts when you arrive. We can accept contactless payments within the cafes and shop and social distancing measures have been put in place. Please note there will be no on-board catering facilities.