York press releases

  • Flying Scotsman update - Borders and Fife tours

    14 May 2016

    Network Rail has today (Friday, May 13) confirmed that Flying Scotsman will no longer be able to undertake this weekend’s tours of the Borders and Fife.

  • Flying Scotsman fans urged to stay safe during trips from York to Scotland

    07 May 2016

    Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman are being urged to keep off the tracks and enjoy a safe day out when the recently renovated locomotive tours from York next week.

  • Record visitor numbers for Science Museum Group in 2015/16

    01 Apr 2016

    Today the Science Museum Group announced record-breaking audience figures, with 5,549,000 visiting the Group's museums in 2015/16. Despite the challenges York tourism faced following the Boxing Day Flooding in 2015, three-quarters of a million people visited the National Railway Museum – an increase of 3.1%.

  • Virgin Trains Introduces Flying Scotsman to the Commuter Route

    01 Apr 2016

    Virgin Trains has today announced that customers will soon be able to catch a steam train to work, as it's revealed that the original Flying Scotsman locomotive will be joining its fleet later this year on its East Coast and West Coast routes.

  • Win dream ticket to ride on Scotsman's historic return

    04 Feb 2016

    The National Railway Museum has today (3 February) announced the date for Flying Scotsman's official return to steam and arrival home – and a once in a lifetime opportunity to win tickets to ride behind it on its historic journey.

  • Scotsman tops train league table

    30 Nov 2015

    It's official. This St Andrew's Day, Doncaster-built/Scotland's favourite steam legend Flying Scotsman tops the National Railway Museum train league table, relegating other world-famous railway icons such as the Orient Express and record-breaking relative* Mallard further down in the top 10.

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