Welcome to Goathland station, part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR). Did you know that Goathland station was magically tansformed into Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film? You can step back in time and explore the pretty 1920s themed station and the go up the hill out of the station to the village of Goathland, home to the TV classic Heartbeat.
The NYMR is a heritage railway which runs for 24 miles from Pickering to the seaside at Whitby. Join us to enjoy a day out on board a heritage steam or diesel train and relax in one of our vintage carriages as we take you on a scenic journey through the beautiful North York Moors National Park.
Access with steps
There are steps from the main entrance to:Goathland Station Waiting Room
Travel by public transport
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs heritage services from Goathland Station to Pickering, Grosmont, Levisham and Whitby From April until October inclusive. See www.nymr.co.uk for timetable and prices.
Travel by taxi
In the car park the payment machine and card reader are positioned at 1180mm high and accept both card and cash.
There are no dropped kerbs when leaving the car park. As you leave the car park to walk towards the platform, please be aware that there is a large cast iron ‘weighing plate’ that you can walk across and this might be disconcerting to visitors who are blind, have autism or dementia.
The station and car park is well lit at night.
Path to main entrance
The ticket office door is propped open all the time and you can go in via a very small concrete ramp/threshold.
Please ask station staff for directions to accessible entrance. This is a level route to the side of the ticket office and passes the station shop. This then passes through an outward opening white gate measuring 1109mm. This then leads up a slope (with initial circulation space) and onto the platform.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Please ask friendly station staff for directions to alternative, accessible entrance. This a level route to the side of the ticket office and passing the station shop. This then passes through an outward opening white gate measuring 1109mm, which leads up a slope (with initial circulation space) and onto the platform.
The door to the ticket office is always propped open and you can enter via a very small concrete ramp/threshold.
There is no lowered counter and our friendly staff are happy to come out and serve someone if they need assistance.
Things to See and Do
There are four new, wheelchair accessible railway carriages available at the railway. There is a designated space on board for wheelchair users with adjacent pull down seats to accommodate accompanying passengers. Additional wheelchair accessible space is available in the previously used cycle storage carriage, although this does not have seating provided for accompanying passengers for whom a portable seat is provided, if required.
There is a portable ramp which provides easy access into the carriages for wheelchair users and others with mobility needs and staff are on hand to assist, when needed.
There is restricted leg room in the seating areas within all of the carriages. Any visitors requiring additional leg room are advised to contact the station to reserve one of the limited number of seats where this is available.
Accessible Toilet in Accessible Railway Carriage
This accessible toilet is an unusual shape in order to accommodate the facility within the carriage design. The toilet is situated at an angle to the entrance door, within easy reach of the sink and the several grab rails. There is one drop down horizontal grab rail on the transfer side of the toilet and a wall mounted grab rail on the opposite side, as shown in the photographs.
A baby changing table is also located in this toilet facility.
Accessible Toilet on Platform
The room measures 1541mm by 2249mm, minus the toilet and here is 645mm clearance to the under side of the sink. There are lever operated taps.
There is an emergency alarm system available.
Goathland Gift Shop
The counter in the gift shop is 900mm high and please note there is no end handrail on the ramp, which has a drop of 100mm.
Place to eat and drink
Goods Shed Tearoom
Most dietary requirement are catered for in our tearooms and Wifi is available.
Some of the tables and benches in the tearoom can be moved and some tables are 770mm high to the underside and have a clear underway, so a wheelchair could fit underneath. The width of the smallest gap is 1000mm towards the wheelchair accessible tables on the far side of the tearoom. There are tables by the entrance (on the left as you enter) which have a height of 700mm and can also be used by wheelchair users.
The counter is 940mm high.
The benches measure 450mm high they are all bench style with no armrests or back rests, but some benches are against the walls.
Goathland Station Waiting Room
The steps into the waiting room are 120mm at one entrance and 110mm high at the other entrance and the door is 870mm wide.
There is a railway crossing path with gates on either side to get across the platform which measures 1220mm on both sides.
Getting around outside
Goathland village is very pretty and was the setting for TV's Heartbeat. You can step back in time to the 1960's when you visit and also admire the amazing views of the North York Moors.
The path into Goathland from the station has several potholes and an uneven surface which can make it difficult for wheelchair users to use. It is also very steep and those with difficulty walking may also find it a challenge - the gradient measures between 17 and 19 degrees. We would not recommend this be attempted in a manual wheelchair.
Customer care support
Customer care support