Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

This is: A Yorkshire Ramble (2014)

Getting around

All journey segments on this trip were completed using public transport. For the purposes of this record, the cross-border segments are shown as starting and finishing in Edinburgh.

  Day Date Mode Operator From Dep To Arr Comments
1 Wed 01-Oct Train East Coast Edinburgh 1130 York 1353 Highland Chieftain, 1st class
2 Thu 02-Oct Train Northern Rail York 1011 Harrogate 1043  
3 Fri 03-Oct Bus Transdev H&D Harrogate 0940 Ripley 0953 Service 36 'City Connect'
4 Fri 03-Oct Bus Transdev H&D Ripley 1312 Harewood 1353 Service 36 'City Connect'
5 Fri 03-Oct Bus Transdev H&D Harewood 1642 Harrogate 1709 Service 36 'City Connect'
6 Sat 04-Oct Train Northern Rail Harrogate 1014 Leeds 1052  
7 Sat 04-Oct Train Cross Country Leeds 1111 Sheffield 1152 To Plymouth
8 Sun 05-Oct Bus Stagecoach Eccleshall Rd 1607 Arundel Gate 1621 Service 88
9 Mon 06-Oct Tram Stagecoach City Hall 1007 Station-Hallam 1013 Blue Line
10 Mon 06-Oct Train Cross Country Sheffield 1047 York 1139 To Edinburgh
11 Tue 07-Oct Bus Yorkshire Coastliner York 0936 Pickering 1044 Service 840
12 Tue 07-Oct Bus Yorkshire Coastliner Pickering 1112 Eden Camp 1128 Service 840
13 Tue 07-Oct Bus Yorkshire Coastliner Eden Camp 1328 Malton 1336 Service 840
14 Tue 07-Oct Bus Yorkshire Coastliner Malton 1501 Pickering 1524 Service 840
15 Wed 08-Oct Train NYMR Pickering 0930 Whitby 1110 Steam operated
16 Thu 09-Oct Train Northern Rail Whitby 0850 Middlesbrough 1017 Esk Valley line
17 Thu 09-Oct Train Northern Rail Middlesbrough 1022 Darlington 1052 To Bishop Auckland
18 Thu 09-Oct Train Cross Country Darlington 1100 Durham 1115 To Glasgow
19 Fri 10-Oct Bus Stanley Travel Leazes Road 1204 Durham Station 1209 Service 40
20 Fri 10-Oct Train East Coast Durham 1325 Newcastle 1342 1st class
21 Fri 10-Oct Train East Coast Newcastle 1352 Edinburgh 1521 1st class
National Rail
TOP ROW (left to right): 1. Southbound 'Highland Chieftain'  2 and 3. Newly arrived at Harrogate, by Northern Rail  4. My Harrogate-Leeds train approaches  5. Cross Country arrival in Sheffield  6. Leaving Sheffield by Cross Country, this time with more modern rolling stock
BOTTOM ROW (left to right): 1.  Esk Valley train arriving at Whitby, its next destination already set  2. On the Esk Valley line  3. 'Pacer' railbus at Middlesbrough  4. Northbound Cross Country service at Darlington  5.  Northbound East Coast service at Durham  6.  East Coast Edinburgh-bound train arriving at Newcastle
Heritage rail
ABOVE: These images all relate to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs preserved trains between Pickering and Grosmont, with some services continuing on Network Rail tracks to Whitby. The eagle-eyed will spot that we had an engine change during the journey.
Other travel
ABOVE (left to right): 1 and 2. Harrogate & District service 36, with very smart seating arrangements!  3, 4 and 5. Stagecoach Supertram in Sheffield  6. Yorkshire Coastliner