North Yorkshire Moors Railway is offering group tickets at peak times, for off-peak prices in a bid to tempt more visitors back on the tracks.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Groups can make use of significant savings on a journey with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. 

Set along a route which takes in some of Yorkshire’s notable scenery, groups taking a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will sit inside historic coaches on steam locomotives, with discounted rates now available.

The attraction has said that after a tough year for the travel industry, it wanted to help group bookings get back on track by offering off-peak prices during peak times on the railway’s The Optimist train this year - a saving of up to 30%.

A dedicated group reservation team can help organisers every step of the way, with additional perks including reserved seating for each and every guest on the return journey from Pickering to Whitby.

Group visits of 20 or more are eligible for the reduced fares and the group leader receives free admission too. 

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway has been awarded Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard and adheres to guidance from the Government and Public Health England, ensuring the welfare of all guests at all times.

About The Optimist service

The Optimist services must be pre-booked and all journeys will run at a limited capacity to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

Services will depart from Pickering and will travel directly to Whitby, where passengers will be able to disembark and spend two hours, 45 minutes taking in the sites of Yorkshire seaside town before returning back to Pickering. 

Just some of the Covid-19 controlled measures put in place for the service include hand sanitiser stations, enhanced cleaning regimes and passengers must travel in the same seat on both the outward and return journeys.

To organise a group booking, call 01751 473799 ext *232 or email You can find more information about the attraction at