The North Yorkshire Moors (NYMR) heritage railway is being affected by this week's national rail strikes.

The striks, which are expected to take place on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday June 25, will affect the NYMR's operation over the main rail network between Grosmont and Whitby.

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On the strike dates, a rail replacement coach service will be in operation between Grosmont and Whitby.

Laura Strangeway, director of corporate services for the NYMR said: "Unfortunately due to the planned rail strikes, the main network will not be operating Nunthorpe Signal Box, which will impact our access into Whitby Railway Station.

"To minimise disruption, a rail replacement coach service will be in place for passengers travelling on either the Seaside Special or Yorkshire Express services between Grosmont and Whitby.

"The scheduled timetable will go ahead as planned, however we have reduced capacity on these services to be able to transfer passengers from the heritage line to Whitby Station.

"As a registered charity navigating its way through unprecedented times post Covid-19, we ask passengers to come and support the railway by travelling along the heritage line.

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"We have increased capacity on our Moors Explorer services between Pickering and Grosmont with passengers having the opportunity to visit Goathland Station, which appeared as Hogsmeade in the first Harry Potter film and, the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the engine sheds at Grosmont."

The NYMR says the disruption to its Whitby services is out of its control, but the team is committed to do all it can to minimise the impact of the strike action for passengers.


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