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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE North Bay Heritage Railway

As I am sure you are aware of the news and the severity of this outbreak.  As a Company we must put first the safety of our staff, volunteers and our valued customers.

To this aim we have reviewed all current advice from the Government, NHS England and other appropriate sources. We believe it would be irresponsible to expose staff and volunteers to unnecessary risk. Therefore with regret we have taken the decision to close the North Bay Heritage Railwayand Attractions until further notice.

This decision was particularly hard to make and will be subject constant review with the aim to resume operations as soon as it is safe to do so.

Hopefully this decision will not only protect the public but also protect our staff and volunteers, many of whom are in the “at risk” groups as defined by Public Health England.

We will be posting regular updates via social media and our website

Thank you to everyone for your continued support during this difficult time, stay safe.

The NBR Team.

The Great Day Out at North Bay Heritage Railway, Sky Trail & Historic Water Chute.

One of Scarborough’s top seaside attractions the North Bay Heritage Railway, Sky Trail and Historic Water Chute is a great family day out. The locomotives, scenery and history of the railway all add up to make it a fantastic day. Great way to travel to Scarborough Sea Life Centre with our regular public transport service train. Now more than just a heritage railway bring your family to explore the Sky Trail, thrill on the historic Water Chute, face the challenge of the Water Balls or take things more leisurely on the boating lake

Our seaside attraction is family friendly and accessible for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 100% dog friendly and dogs are welcome to travel on the train free of charge but we do ask you keep your dog on a short lead.

With the smallest pub in Yorkshire waiting to serve you the finest craft ales and refreshments who could ask for more. The Boatman’s Tavern reopens Easter 2020

Scampi Shack serving the finest Whitby Seafoods products. The Scampi Shack reopens May 2020




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Special Events

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Visit our

North Bay Railway SkytrailExperience the high-level thrills of the North Bay Railway’s Sky Trial Adventure, one of only a few in the country.
If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around our 2 level rope bridge and beam course.
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Train Operating times

Due to the coronavirus we are CLOSED until further notice we hope to reopen as soon as possible.


Please Note: Trains can be added or removed without notice telephone 01723 368791 to confirm service on the day.

On Open Air Theatre Show days the North Bay Railway and all Attractions will close at 4:30pm, show dates are listed in the Open Air Theatre Website

Contact Details:
Contact Details: North Bay Railway
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
Tel: 01723 368791

For the 2020 Timetable Click Here
For the 2020 Railway Leaflet Click Here

2 days ago

A personal message and thoughts from David Humphreys, Owner/Director, North Bay Railway Owner

Just over Fourteen years ago I took over the railway from Scarborough Borough Council. Fourteen years later in line with most other local attractions we have temporarily closed, with most of our staff being furloughed. What a difference between last year and the one now that as country and worldwide we find ourselves in. Let us all hope that this crisis ends quickly.

The North Bay Railway team would like (and is planning), to get going in summer but as always, we will monitor the situation. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the large number of enthusiasts and customers that have supported us over the last few years and will do so again when we get started again.

Everyone is now experiencing pain of some sort, whether it be inconvenience to everyday life, the loneliness of isolation or the tragic scenes of illness and what that can potentially bring. We now see every day extreme hardship in our communities in particular the vulnerable members of society and our wonderful NHS struggling, and this should put into context other material problems.

The magnificent locomotives, infrastructure and railway will not disappear because they are out of use, they have merely gone to sleep to be awoken again; even if financially the business struggles our locos, infrastructure and railways will survive in some form as they have done before.

This pandemic has been a reality check for us all, going forward for some time there will be reduced disposable income.

However, to the best of my ability, I will ensure North Bay Railway will survive and as a team, we will overcome the present difficulties and the great days will come back again.

To all our friends and supporters, I wish you all the very best of health and Good Luck and hope to see you all the other side of this crisis.

David Humphreys

With acknowledgement to Graham Lee
Chairman, Statfold Barn Railway Trust
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Something for the kids to watch!Tune in to some amazing live streams this week as SEA LIFE Trust takes you behind the scenes of some of their sanctuaries. Which ones will you be watching?
Beluga and Puffin -
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Hopefully we will be welcoming everyone back to our beautiful Yorkshire Coast soon. In the mean time we ask everyone to stay at home and stay safe!A reminder to everyone, we all have to do our bit to beat Coronavirus. ... See MoreSee Less

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