Speciality Services T&Cs 2020

Menus for Whitby/Pickering Afternoon Tea, Fish & Chip Lunch, Festive Afternoon Tea and Sloemotion Lunch are fixed but Curry Train menu choices must be notified to NYMR Customer Services at least 4 weeks in advance of the booked date of travel. It’s best to tell Us when booking but, up to that deadline you can chose your menu and wine via Customer Services (01751 472508). After that your choice may be unavailable.

Whitby/Pickering Afternoon Tea, Fish & Chip Lunch, Festive Afternoon Tea and Curry Train services are suitable for passengers aged at least 14 years and upwards. The Sloemotion Lunch is only suitable for adults aged at least 18 years and upwards. 

Apart from guide dogs/assistance dogs for the blind, and hearing dogs for those who are profoundly deaf, no dogs or other pets are allowed on our Speciality Services.

Our heritage carriages were built with narrow doors and gangways that cannot realistically be adapted to facilitate wheelchair users. We regret that We cannot accommodate passengers on the Speciality Services unless they can walk to their seats without reliance on any mobility aid other than a stick. For further information please email [email protected]

Speciality Services depend on Our ability to operate a railway safely using heritage equipment and systems. We reserve the right, if operational circumstances or safety make it necessary, to suspend, re-schedule, shorten the journey or cancel such Services. If We cannot reasonably operate trains We will, where possible, provide static dining facilities. In that event We may refund such part of the Fare as is attributable to travel over Our railway.

Other NYMR services may be operating alongside Speciality Services. Tickets for Speciality Services are NOT valid for such other services.

The carriages normally used to provide Speciality Services offer higher standards of accommodation than those used for other NYMR services. However, it may be necessary to substitute other carriages from time to time if the normal Speciality carriages need maintenance or overhaul. We will endeavour to avoid such substitution and, if it becomes unavoidable, to use carriages that in age and appearance are more appropriate than those used routinely for other services. We cannot guarantee that any particular carriage will be in use on any Speciality Service.

Price and Payment

Tickets will not be issued until We have received payment in full. (Please note We do not accept American Express cards). No fee is charged for debit / credit card payments.

Speciality Service income should be paid to the Trust and an intercompany transfer made to the PLC for the non-travel element. 


A valid Ticket (Printed Online NYMR Booking Confirmation or Ticket) must be available for inspection for each Passenger intending to travel on a Speciality Service.

Tickets for bookings made via telephone through NYMR Customer Services will be posted via second class mail to your address as notified to us. We will not post Tickets separately to other Passengers covered by Your booking. Once full payment has been received an Online Confirmation will be e-mailed to You. You are responsible for printing the online confirmation and for ensuring that a printed Confirmation or Ticket for all Passengers covered by the booking is available for inspection on the booked Speciality Service.

If Tickets are returned to Us “address unknown” We reserve the right to cancel and refund the price paid less a handling charge of £10.00 per Ticket.

Please check Your Ticket(s) on receipt. Please check carefully to make sure You and Your Passengers understand where the booked Service departs from. Please let Us know immediately if there is any mistake with Your Tickets. E-mail [email protected]

We will not be responsible for Tickets that are lost or stolen after dispatch. If this happens, please let us know. We may be able to issue duplicates at our discretion.

You MUST NOT re-sell or transfer Tickets in the course of business. We reserve the right to treat any Ticket as sold in the course of business if there is reasonable evidence to that effect, such as where a vendor offers several Tickets for resale at a price higher than their purchase price or where Tickets are offered for sale on an online auction site. (Exception will be made, where You have made it clear to Us at the time of booking that You are a bona fide tour or coach operator including Tickets as part of a package).

Any Ticket obtained in breach of these Terms and Conditions is void. Anyone attempting to use such a Ticket will be denied the facility of travelling and dining on a Speciality Service.

Void tickets are NOT refundable.


You may cancel a booking subject to the following charges:

  • Over 21 days before the booked date 100% refund via Cash/Card or Gift Card.
  • 7 – 20 days before the booked date 100% refund via Gift Card OR 50% Cash/Card refund).
  • 7- 3 days before the booked date 50% refund via Gift Card.

Bookings cancelled less than three days before the booked date will not entitle You to any refund. However, We recognise there may be genuine last-minute events beyond Your or Your Passengers reasonable control. We will treat such situations sympathetically. Please speak to Customer Services on 01751 472508.

Condition relating to Cancellation, Amendment and Refunds

We will not accept any request for cancellation, amendment or refunds from anyone else, including Passengers, in respect of Tickets purchased by you.

If you have paid by debit / credit card, we will not refund in cash.

Personal arrangements such as travel, and accommodation arranged by you or your Passengers are at Your or their risk. You and your Passengers are solely responsible for ensuring that you and they arrive in sufficient time to board the booked Speciality Service. We recommend that all Passengers arrive at least 15 minutes before the booked departure time. In the event of wintry road conditions please allow extra journey time particularly for Grosmont departures. Access to the station is via steep hills that may be difficult to negotiate in ice or snow.


“You” means the person buying Speciality Services and “Your” and “Us” shall be interpreted accordingly.

“We” and “Us” means (Parent Charity) North York Moors Historical Railway Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 2490244 and registered as a Charity number 501388.

“We” and “Us” means (Subsidiary) North Yorkshire Moors Railway Enterprises PLC, Registered Company 2490244, registered office, Pickering Station, Pickering, North Yorkshire Y018 7AJ. NYMR”

“Fare(s)" means the pre-paid charges per person for travel and dining on Speciality Services.

“Passenger(s)” means someone booked on to the relevant Speciality Service.

“Speciality Service(s)” means an advertised NYMR public train service that includes the provision of specified catering services.

“Ticket(s)” means the Online NYMR Booking Confirmation or printed form issued by NYMR as evidence of booking for a Passenger on a specified Speciality Service.

Limitation of Liability

Neither We nor our (parent Charity, the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Limited), shall be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or expense from any cause including re-scheduling, suspension, shortening or cancellation of any Speciality Service nor shall We and our parent Charity have any liability arising from any cause beyond our reasonable control.

We and our (parent Charity) exclude all liability to You and Passengers arising out of or in connection with the purchase of Tickets, any Speciality Service and visiting the (Charity’s premises) except to for the extent that any claim results directly from (Our or the Charity’s) negligence or to the extent such exclusion may otherwise be prohibited or limited by Law.


Your order on these terms and conditions shall be subject to English Law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Updated 21/11/2019