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The Whitby to Pickering Steam Railway remains an ever-popular attraction for visitors to Whitby and the surrounding area. Each year, thousands of visitors make the journey from Whitby’s station, through the Esk Valley and on through the North Yorkshire Moors to the pretty market town of Pickering.
As well as travelling by steam, diesel trains also run up and down the rails between Whitby and Middlesbrough, providing a much needed service to our more rural communities.
However, in their heyday, railways provided a much greater service in our area than they do now. In an effort to bring back more of the original railway service, a petition has been started requesting the reconnection of the Pickering to Malton stretch of line.
As well as providing a useful link for those travelling between Pickering and Malton, reconnecting this stretch of line would make it possible to travel by train between Whitby and York – a service which would undoubtedly be as popular with our town’s visitors as with locals.
If you’d like to sign the petition, please Click Here. it doesn’t close until 22nd October 2013, so there’s plenty of time. And of course, if you feel strongly about this, please share the link with your friends and others who you feel would be interested in signing this petition.
A steam train at Grosmont, on the Whitby – Pickering Line