North Yorkshire Moors Railway expected to lose £1 million due to Coronavirus pandemic

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced it will be delaying its 2020 season opening, NYMR has launched a crisis appeal to secure its livelihood and keep it on track to reopen later this year.

The attraction was first formed in 1967, and as the UK’s favourite heritage railway has played a vital role in providing an authentic evocation of the steam age for everyone to enjoy, helping preserve the past and protect the legacy of steam travel for future generations.

Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said:

We’re launching this plea for help as we need a fighting chance to keep the railway going. The NYMR is unable to claim insurance compensation for business interruption and as the situation currently stands, monetary aid has not been offered to charities. The only government help available at present would put the railway into significant debt, which could take years to pay off.

Chris Price