No trains will be running until further notice on The North Yorkshire Moors Railway due to an incident on the line. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out to the top attraction last night.
Victoria Whittam of ITV wrote on her Twitter: “No steam trains are running on the The North Yorkshire Moors Railway until further notice. It’s after the fire service were called out to an incident at line side. They say they’ll revisit the decision when the heat and dry weather subsides.”
Chris Price, CEO of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway also posted about this incident last night said:
“We can confirm that the fire brigade is currently in attendance (11th August 2022). In these unprecedented times the NYMR is trying to keep its business open to protect livelihoods, and its very existence post Covid-19. There is no doubt that we are considerably less sustainable running our trains with diesel locomotives. A decision was made following the recent rain to try and run a limited steam service to meet the wants of our customers whilst mitigating the risk by employing a third-party fire service company to patrol the most vulnerable areas of our lineside.
“We apologise to those impacted and have today made the decision to totally remove steam from our timetable until further notice. The heritage railway is doing everything it can to fully cooperate with the emergency services, taking every precaution to ensure the safety of both staff and passengers, which is always our priority.
We would like to thank the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and our local gamekeepers for all their assistance.”