Chris Price, CEO of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) said:

We can confirm that services on the NYMR were affected today (25 May 2023) by a lineside fire at Ellerbeck; the trains impacted were the 12.00 from Pickering, which returned to the station and formed a shuttle from Pickering to Levisham; the 12.35 from Whitby, which terminated at Grosmont; and the Moorlander, which ran a revised route from Grosmont to Goathland.

We apologise to those passengers impacted; the safety of both staff and passengers is always our priority. We would like to thank the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service for all their assistance.