North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) – Accessible to all.
We’ve just heard the good news that The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced the completion of four accessible ‘fuss-free’ coaches, specially adapted for everyone with access requirements and can accommodate friends and family too. All the carriages have wider double doors, portable ramps, space to move around on board and a fully accessible toilet for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.
Getting around NYMR’s stations and getting on board the accessible coaches is made easy with downloadable station guides and an accessible route map of Pickering station to help you plan your day out, plus fully trained staff are there to help with access needs and questions.
There are also plans to make further upgrades and changes such as, large print and Braille menus and installing fixed and portable hearing loops and accessible parking spaces.
Hopefully this will mean that people who wouldn’t have been able to enjoy a steam train ride in the past due to access issues, will now be able to ‘get aboard’ for a memorable trip out.
Last year, the NYMR announced its involvement with ‘The North York Moors Accessibility Project’, an initiative to help the region’s tourism bounce back from the pandemic, funded by Visit England.
Visit www.nymr.co.uk/access to find out more.