Welcome to the Scarborough Spa Express

A Wonderful Family Day Out

Travel by steam in traditional carriages across Yorkshires beautiful countryside.

What better way to enjoy Yorkshires beautiful countryside, visit the historic city of York or the seaside town of Scarborough, travelling aboard a vintage steam hauled train?


Dates and Fares

The Scarborough Spa Express will be running Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from The July 15th through to August 28th 2014 (Plus Bank Holiday Monday August 25th).

The History of the Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough

In July 1927 the London North Eastern Railway Company inaugurated the Scarborough Flier. This titled train ran from London King Cross to Scarborough Central and Whitby Town. It consisted of an express service from London to York, at which point the locomotive would be changed, before the train ran on to the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby. The service continued until September 1939 when, like many services, it was cancelled for the duration of the war. It wasnt until June 1950 that the service was re-introduced as a Summer Only express and it quickly became The Scarborough Flyer (note the change of spelling!) with the very characteristic sunburst design on the headboard.

The train ran for 13 years until it finally ended in September 1963, by which time these special named expresses were becoming unfashionable. However, in 1981 the first Scarborough Spa Express ran to celebrate the re-opening of the towns famous Spa building.

The Scarborough Spa Express Route

Travel by steam in traditional carriages across Yorkshires beautiful countryside. Leaving York in the morning collecting passengers on a circular route calling at Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Wakefield Westgate, Woodlesford, Castleford arriving in York then on to Scarborough. You may choose to spend the day in York or extend your journey to Scarborough returning early evening.

Children Travel Free with A Paying Adult

Children (under 16 YO) travel free with a paying adult in Std class seats. In First class seating Child prices apply


1 adult traveling in std class seating with 2 children will only pay for 1 adult and 1 child. - 2 adults traveling with 2 children in std class seating will only pay for 2 adults.

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