Rail Trail Service

Travel on our new service ‘Rail Trail’ service. Take a scenic journey behind a steam locomotive from Grosmont to Goathland (approx. 15-20min) and then explore the North York Moors and walk the scenic Rail Trail.

Goathland and Grosmont Rail Trail is a 5.6km point-to-point trail which runs alongside the old rail line. This popular walk follows the route of the 1836 railway which began with horse-drawn carriages along the line. Today, the remaining cinder track gives chance to reflect on the history of the railways as well as an opportunity to enjoy a range of beautiful North York Moors scenery including ancient woodland, fast flowing becks and rolling hills.

All tickets are return tickets, allowing passengers the option to disembark and walk the ‘Rail Trail’ or return to Grosmont. Those passengers travelling on the return service will have approx. 1hr wait for the return departure, having the option to walk into the village of Goathland. Facilities will be available at Grosmont only. Goathland Station facilities will remain closed and passengers are unable to commence their journey from Goathland.  

Train Times

Monday 14th September – Sunday 1st November 2020

Service 1: Departs Grosmont at 11:00 and returns from Goathland at 12:15, steam hauled.

Service 2: Departs Grosmont at 13:30 and returns from Goathland at 14:55, steam hauled.

Standard Return Ticket Price 

  • Compartment (Max 6, Adult or Child) £30.00
  • Dogs: Free of charge.


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Discounted Tickets

Members (Standard, Life, Premier Life, Premier First & Shareholders): Tickets are available on both services, with a limited capacity. You must pre-book in advance. You will need to enter your Membership ID when booking. 

Gift Vouchers & Outstanding Bookings: If you have been issued a Gift Voucher or have a booking held you can redeem these for our services via Customer Service Team.

Discounted Tickets: Interrail/HRA - 50% (Adult), ATOC/RST - 75% (Adult/Child) can be booked via Customer Service Team.

Carer Tickets: These can be booked via the Customer Service team and you will be an issued with a free ticket for your carer when you purchase a standard ticket. Wheelchairs and Pushchairs can be stored in the Guards Van. You must be able to transfer to your pre-booked seat. 

Contact [email protected] or telephone 01751 472508. Mon - Sun, 09:00 - 16:30.

Covid-19 Control measures in place at the NYMR

  • Advanced booking required. To help us maintain capacity we are asking all guests to book online in advance.
  • Passengers will travel on the same train and have the same seats on both the outward and return journeys.  
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes. 
  • Hand Sanitiser Stations will be provided for you to use. 
  • Contactless payments for all refreshment and retail purchases. 
  • We will be asking our guests to maintain social distancing whilst using our facilities.

Passenger responsibilities

We ask for your cooperation and that you always follow Government advice and local mitigations at all times including:

  • Wear a face covering/mask whilst moving around the railway. Face coverings can be removed in a Compartment Coach. 
  • Wash Your Hands often and use the hand wash stations provided.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Observe social distancing. 

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you and members of your party or family group to not attend the railway. Please visit our Terms & Conditions

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you up to date with any changes, either from the Government or from our own plans. We can't wait to get back to doing what we do best – operating Britain’s busiest heritage railway.

Occasionally, due to operational requirements, we may substitute a steam engine with a diesel locomotive.

Members (Standard, Life, Premier Life, Premier First & Shareholders): Receive 50% discount on the Standard Ticket Price. Tickets are available on both services, with a limited capacity. You must pre-book in advance. You will need to enter your Membership ID/ Shareholder number when booking. Premier First and Premier Life Members - Entitled to the 50% discounted member tickets. 100% discount only applies to normal services.