Yorkshire's Magnificent Journey


Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey project will start this spring thanks to a £4.4m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The £9.7m project has also received £1.75 million from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), as well as contributions from local organisations and private donors. With a combination of donations and grants, the railway has raised 90% of the funds to deliver the project. However, we still needs to raise an additional £1 million over the next five years to be able to complete the project.

Project 1: Goathland Bridges Renewal

Renew and repair the worn-out iron bridges around Goathland, removing a threat to our continued operation. Read more

Project 2: Fuss-Free Access Coaches

Provide a Fuss-free access carriage in every train, with ramps, toilets and seating to easily accommodate all passengers mobility needs. Read more

Project 3: Caring for our Historic Carriages

Construct a covered stable for up to 40 carriages at Pickering, reducing decay and easing maintenance of the fleet. Read more

Project 4: Goathland Interpretation and Learning

Better serve school groups and families with a dedicated education carriage at Goathland station. Read more

Project 5: Volunteer Development Programme

Create a new volunteer hostel near to the railway, providing decent facilities to encourage new volunteers and appoint a Development Officer to focus on volunteering. Read more

Project 6: Apprenticeship Schemes

Build a railway apprenticeship scheme with training offered in Engineering, Countryside Worker and Railway Administration. Read more

Project 7: Lineside Conservation Initiative

Place a new emphasis on the care and management of the lineside by improving the awareness of conservation issues. Read more