Blue Timetable

Our blue timetable is made up of two separate services – Hills and Heritage. You can choose either service, or why not do both? The choice is yours!

1. Hills – explore the spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery from Leeming Bar or Leyburn on one of our heritage diesel trains. Hills trains depart Leeming Bar for Leyburn at 09:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30.

2. Heritage – travel back in time and take a short trip on one of our diesel shuttle trains between our restored Leeming Bar and Scruton stations where you can enjoy free guided history tours and experience what railway life was like in the early 1900s. Heritage trains depart Leeming Bar for Scruton at 11:20, 12:05, 12:50, 13:48 and 14:28.

Choose the “All Trains” option for tickets to travel on any of our trains between Scruton, Leeming Bar, Bedale, Finghall Lane and Leyburn.

Choose the “Heritage Only” option for train tickets between Leeming Bar and Scruton only.

Don’t forget, children travel for only £1 on all our scheduled trains and tickets are all-day rovers – this means that you can travel on any train in the same day and hop on or off the train at any station (covered by your chosen ticket) that you want!

Scruton: just 10 minutes to the east of Leeming Bar, Scruton station is an award-winning, restored building set in the early 1900s. Enjoy a free tour with our costumed living history interpreters and learn about rural railway life at the turn of the 20th century. Why not take a short stroll into the ‘Thankful’ Village’ of Scruton (it is one of very few English villages that lost no men in the First World War) and enjoy lunch or a pint in the local pub (open Wednesdays onwards at 12:00).

Leeming Bar: why not start your journey with a visit to our National Lottery-funded, restored station building museum at Leeming Bar and learn about rural railway life in the 1920s. Enjoy a free tour with our costumed living history interpreters! You can then board a train east to Scruton or head west to Bedale, Finghall Lane and Leyburn!

Bedale: known as the gateway to the Dales, Bedale is a picturesque Georgian Yorkshire town with a historic market square, interesting shops and local pubs. The town is located just off the A1 and the station is walking distance from ample car-parking in the town. Be sure to grab a drink, sandwich and cake in our station tearoom!

Finghall Lane: this wonderful preserved example of a small rural station was featured in the “All Creatures Great and Small” and “The Yorkshire Vet” television series, based on the popular James Herriot books. If you are staying at the nearby campsite, why not use the train to explore Bedale and Leeming Bar or Leyburn? The station is a request stop – to board please signal the driver as the train approaches the platform. On your return, please inform the guard that you wish to get off.

Leyburn: this attractive Yorkshire market town is on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a popular destination for hikers and dog walkers. Why not take a short walk to ‘The Shawl’ – an escarpment that offers spectacular panoramic views of Wensleydale. Legend has it that Mary Queen of Scots dropped her shawl here, whilst fleeing captivity in nearby Bolton Castle! The town has lots of independent shops, cafes and pubs and it holds a traditional outdoor market in the town square every Friday. Our station tearoom is renowned for its excellent homemade cakes and friendly service so make sure that you start or finish your train journey with a visit!

Leyburn Station
Leyburn Station