Scarborough Transportation

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    Park and ride

    by Britannia2 Updated Jul 16, 2012

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    The Park and Ride waiting area
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    The Weaponess Valley Road park and ride facility closed in early 2009 and has been replaced with two new park and ride facilities - one on Filey Road (A165) and one on Seamer Road (A64)- both to the south of the town. These are a good idea and should ease the traffic congestion but have unfortunately added to it because traffic from the north east and north has to cross the town centre to get to the park and ride outlets.
    Service 64 from Seamer Road starts at 07.00 and runs every 12 minutes until the last journey back from the town centre at 19.08.
    Service 165 starts at 07.06 and runs every 12 minutes with the last journey back from the town centre at 19.02.
    The buses used are low floor easy access and the departure point buildings have clean toilets and baby changing facilities.
    Town centre stops are all in the shopping centre and for the South Bay you have to get off at Aquarium Top and walk down the hill. For the North Bay the stop in St Thomas Street is the nearest and then a long walk or change to a service bus.
    Single fare £1.10 / return £2.20 and this includes the cost of parking your car (at 2012).

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    Yorkshire Coast Day Ranger

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 18, 2013

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    Northern Train

    This ticket allows visitors to explore the Yorkshire coast at a reduced price. Available on the Arriva bus service to Whitby and the whole of the Scarborough to Hull line the cost is for one days unlimited travel £18.00, reduction with a railcard £11.90, child £9.00, family £36. (2013 prices)

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    East Yorkshire Round Robin

    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 18, 2013

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    Northern Train

    This ticket allows one circular journey only starting at any station listed below and going clockwise or anti clockwise. Scarborough - York - Selby - Hull - Scarborough. A one day ticket £22.00, child £11.00 and railcard holder £14.50. 2013 prices.

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    Take The Train

    by steventilly Written May 29, 2003

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    Scarborough Station

    The railways are what made Scarborough during Victorian times, bringing hoards of visitors from all over Yorkshire and the North of England. The railway links with York, which is on the mainline. So you'd likely have to change there to get to Scarborough.

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  • Scarborough Bus tip #3

    by jduck1979 Written Jun 24, 2008

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    My 3rd and final tip to get you to/from Scarborough via a mode of Public Transport known as a "Bus" is the availability of the Arriva #93 & X93 Bus Service from Middlesbrough to Scarborough via my Home town of Whitby.

    This goes over the following route (from Middlesbrough):
    Middlesbrough Bus Station > Ormesby Crossroads > Guisborough (Market Place) > Birk Brow (top of VERY steep, winding hill along the A171... great view though) > Scaling Dam (large Trout reservoir owned by Northumbrian water on the Teeside/North Yorkshire border) > Aislaby (War Memorial) > Whitby Bus Station > Hawsker Village > Robin Hood's Bay (#93 only) > Fylingthorpe > Flask Inn > Cloughton > Scarborough Hospital > Scarborough Railway Station.

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    Seamer station

    by Britannia2 Written Jul 16, 2012
    Seamer station

    If you need to use the train from the south of the town there is a railway station at Seamer , close to Crossgates village.
    All trains to and from Scarborough on both the Hull and York lines stop here and there is a reasonably large station car park where you can park for free.

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  • Scarborough Trains Tip #1

    by jduck1979 Written Jun 24, 2008
    A TPExpress Class185 at the Station (03/2011)
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    My first tip for Transportation to / from Scarborough, and the first of 2 Train tips is this, especially relavent to people from outside the UK wanting to visit Scarborough:

    Scarborough Railway Station is managed by FIRST Transpennine Express, and according to various sources that've cropped up online the station is home to the longest bench (as in seating) in any railway station in the UK, if not the world.

    The Trains Operated by Transpennine Express go straight to/from Scarborough on the East coast of the UK, over to Liverpool on the West Coast, and call at the following stations (from Scarborough): Seamer > Malton > York (connections to East coast mainline) > Leeds > Huddersfield > Stalybridge > Manchester (Piccadilly) > Manchester (Oxford Road) / Manchester International Airport (connection from Manchester Oxford Road station?) > Birchwood > Warrington Central > Liverpool (Lime Street station).
    Total journey time from Scarborough to Liverpool (according to the National Rail Enquiries website) is around 3hrs 12minutes.

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  • Scarborough Trains Tip #2

    by jduck1979 Written Jun 24, 2008

    My other Trains tip to get to/from Scarborough is this:

    The other trains service to/from Scarborough is operated by NORTHERN RAIL, along the Yorkshire Coast Wolds Line from Scarborough to Hull, over the following route:
    Scarborough > Seamer > Filey > Hunmanby > Bempton > Bridlington > Driffield > Beverly > Cottingham > Hull.
    According to the National Rail Enquiries website, this service then goes onwards to Sheffield.

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  • Scarborough Bus tip #2

    by jduck1979 Updated Jun 24, 2008

    Another of the main Bus providers for getting to/from Scarborough is the excellent YORKSHIRE COASTLINER, with buses to/from Leeds via Malton & York.

    The service number to get to/from Scarborough is the #843 which goes over the following route from Scarborough:
    Scarborough (Peasholme Park) > Scarborough (Railway Station, Stop R) > Seamer Roundabout > Staxton (Hare & Hounds pub) > Ganton (The Ganton Greyhound public house) > Sherburn (crossroads) > West Heslerton (crossroads) > Rillington (Fleece Hotel) > Scagglethorpe (Ham & Cheese Public House) > Norton (Library) > Malton Bus station (10minute stop off for a driver change, etc) > Barton Hill > Stockton on the Forest > City of York (Stonebow, Stop C) > City of York (Railway Station, Stop J) > Dringhouses (York college) > Copmanthorpe > Tadcaster > Seacroft > Leeds City Bus Station.

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    Funicular

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 20, 2006

    When those cliffs become to much for you, have a go at a funicular tram up the cliff. This is the Central tram which starts from just next to the Grand Hotel and takes you to the shopping area above the beach, close to the railway station. There is also the St Nicholas and the South Cliff one by the spa.

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    The Train service from Midland Mainline

    by richard4 Updated Apr 4, 2011
    the departure board at York,for Scarborough

    I am someone who "as yet" has never had a major drama with trains,so I find Midland Mainline useful(personal opinion).

    My tip is subjective as it focuses on one route,ie "my own".

    Midland mainline has 3 or 4 routes to Scarborough,mostly via Derby,Peterborough,or Sheffield,and through York.
    The journey time from Leicester is around 3hrs 20 mins alltogether including stops.

    My fare for this journey was a wallet busting £58 return (as of sept 06)

    Useful info on train times and fares,can be obtained via
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

    Midland mainline have timetable info
    http://www.midlandmainline.com/mainpage.aspx?id=263

    Plus contact info
    http://www.midlandmainline.com/mainpage.aspx?id=414

    and a very useful ROUTE MAP
    http://www.midlandmainline.com/stationsholder.aspx?id=228

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    Going there

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 20, 2006
    Scarboro' station

    There are frequent trains from for instance Liverpool via York and from Hull. Just bear in mind on your return that in Scarborough, you queue to get on the trains so be there in advance if you travel on a busy day or risk getting no seat.

    If you want a cheaper fare, buses are fairly frequent. In York the Yorkshire Coastliner runs from the railway station via Malton to Scarborough. In Hull buses run from the coach station and in Whitby from the railway station via Robin Hood's Bay.

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    Donkey Rides

    by sandysmith Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Donkeys busy scoffing too

    Donkey Rides are always a popular activity with the kids on the beach....except for the time being it was lunchtime......;-)

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