Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey

Delivering our £10 million future vision

Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey is our £10 million project to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy our 180 year old railway for decades to come. Over the past 5 years we’ve been busy delivering 7 unique initiatives. The project concludes in 2024 and you can find out more below about what we’ve already achieved and what’s still to come.

Bridge Renewals

We’ve replaced three crucial bridges along our railway to ensure that we can keep the trains running well into the future. The new bridges have replaced ones that were over 150 years old and starting to show their age. Find Out More

Fuss Free Access

We’ve made improvements to help ensure that our site is as accessible as possible for all to enjoy and feel included. This includes new specially adapted accessible carriages, enhanced signage and accessible maps. Find Out More

Carriage Stable

We have built a new £4 million carriage stable at Pickering to provide better care for our historic carriages. The new facility provides covered storage for up to 40 carriages and is making our work to care for and maintain the collection much easier. Find Out More

Goathland Learning & Interpretation

We are busy developing our learning programmes and have launched a fresh new programme of activities to engage young people with the railway. We have transformed the former pigeon van at Goathland into a new learning coach and have launched a new app. Find Out More

Volunteer Development

We have invested in volunteering including creating new volunteer opportunities across our departments and providing training and support to help volunteer development. We have also created the Outstation at Stape - a residential centre providing high quality volunteer accommodation. Find Out More


Our new apprenticeship scheme is helping young people gain the skills they need for a future in heritage railways. Our apprentices are working alongside our staff in engineering and lineside conservation. Find Out More

Lineside Conservation

Our lineside conservation project is helping to care for the land either side of our railway tracks. Our conservation work includes habitat surveys, practical conservation tasks and the creation of educational resources to help our visitors understand more about wildlife and conservation. Find Out More

Visiting the NYMR this year? Download our free Station Stories app to discover Goathland and Grosmont Stations. Make the most of your visit using the Hotspot and Audio Tours to find out about the stories behind the buildings around the stations.

At Goathland discover the people who have and still work here in the ‘Who works here?’ feature. Along with three family-friendly games to play:

  🚂 Platform Positions - match the buildings to complete our station plan.
  🤷‍♂️ Who Lives Here? - discover the animals who call Goathland Station their home.
  📦 Cargo Conundrum - can you collect the right cargo for the customers?

UPDATED: At Grosmont discover the fascinating industrial history where ironstone from the local mines was transported by rail to Whitby. You'll also find three new games to play:

  🕒 Tunnel Vision - complete the tunnel wall jigsaw before the timer runs out.
  🎨 Picture Perfect - select a colour and fill-in the Grosmont scene.
  🍽️ Mealtime Medley - drag the correct food to the Otter pup and Barn Owl chick.

Special thanks go to York Area Group for funding this extension of the Station Stories app and to all those who supported with the research and development.

Free to download from the App Store and Google Play - Download before your visit or at the station by connecting to our free Station WiFi.


Made possible with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund for Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey Project.