MP shows support for NYMR with English Tourism Week visit

Pictured are : Paul Littlewood, Pickering Town Councillor; Chris Price, General Manager, NYMR; and Kevin Hollinrake MP

Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, took time out from his busy schedule to visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and show his support during English Tourism Week (#EnglishTourismWeek22).

English Tourism Week (March 18-27) is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its economic importance to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of products and services on offer to encourage more people to take domestic breaks.

Mr Hollinrake called into NYMR’s offices in Pickering to meet general manager Chris Price and his team to hear all about preparations for the highly-anticipated 2022 season opening on Monday, April 4.

He said: “The iconic North Yorkshire Moors Railway is kept alive by the incredible work of those who volunteer and work to maintain and promote it. We must ensure our historic railways endure, especially given the challenging past two years and I have no doubt there will be flocks of visitors supporting it over the summer months.”

Chris Price said: “It means a great deal to us to have Kevin’s ongoing support; the NYMR is both a major employer and tourist attraction, generating an estimated £30m annually to the region’s tourist economy thanks to the 300,000 visitors that travel on the railway each year.”

Visitors to the railway can hop on board the historic carriages and experience 24 miles of glorious heritage railway between Pickering and Whitby, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the North York Moors National Park. 

The NYMR also stops at the village of Goathland, one of the most iconic villages in North Yorkshire, known to millions as the filming location for the iconic Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and home to the popular TV series Heartbeat. 

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