National Lottery support for heritage railway

August 8, 2017

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which delights 350,000 passengers a year, has been awarded £4.6m by the National Lottery, half the money it needs for a sustainability project to secure the future of the 18-mile railway through the North York Moors National Park.

The 10,000-member charitable Trust behind the railway is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and believes that the money can be used to increase investment in infrastructure and help to ensure it can continue to run for the next 50 years.

Nearly £2.7m will be spent on renewing and repairing worn-out iron bridges around  Goathland while more than £4m is to be spent on a stable for up to 40 carriages at Pickering.

The railway hopes to have an easy access carriage on every train, create a dedicated education carriage at Goathland, create a new volunteer hostel at  Grosmont and build a railway apprenticeship programme.

Find out more about the railway and find a link to the NYMR website on our Heritage railways page.

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