Snow prevents Tornado at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

An amber warning and snow as far as the eye can see has stopped the much anticipated arrival of Tornado at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) this weekend (Saturday 3rd March – Sunday 4th March).

Services scheduled on 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11 March are expected to go ahead, and NYMR is now running additional Tornado services on Friday 9th March at 9:30am and 12:40pm to enable guests that have previously booked for this weekend to move their date so they can get those eye catching shots and board the very popular, and extremely fast, locomotive.

Chris Price, General Manager "The safety of our passengers and staff is paramount and despite the tremendous efforts to ensure this event went ahead, concern over customers travelling to departure stations must come first."

NYMR is currently in the process of contacting all customers booked on to the services. If anyone has any questions they should contact Customer Services on 01751 472508 or visit nymr.co.uk/service-updates. Please bear with us, lines are extremely busy, a member of our Team will get to you as soon as possible.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

Anyone looking to visit is advised to check NYMR social media before travelling due to the severe weather.

www.facebook.com/northyorkshiremoorsrailway/

www.twitter.com/nymr

www.instagram.com/northyorkshiremoorsrailway/

 

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For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: [email protected]

Sam Wright – Senior Account Executive: [email protected]

 

Notes for editors

Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey aims to raise £2,500,000. Keeping 18 miles of railway with more than thirty bridges through the difficult countryside of the North York Moors in top-notch condition is a continuing challenge. The 180-year old railway already invests around £1 million annually but there’s only so much the fare box can generate and much more is needed for the railway bridges and its 50-100 year old vehicles to remain viable.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway it owns from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • The heritage railway operates over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • The charity provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • The NYMR is an Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The railway is a fully accredited museum.