As well as offering easy access to the county's cities, market towns, picturesque villages and the coast, you'll experience some of the most scenic routes around.
First TransPennine Express offers reliable and comfortable rail travel throughout the north of England. They connect Leeds, Sheffield (including Meadowhall), Hull, York and Scarborough with Manchester.
Grand Central offers reliable and relaxing journey's with exceptional service, to various destinations in Yorkshire. A Train named after "Ashley Jackson - The Yorkshire Artist" travels between Bradford and Kings Cross three times a day, taking art to the people and Yorkshire to a wider audience through the faithful reproduction of Ashley's moorland landscapes on to vinyl within every carriage on the train.
Go to www.grandcentralrail.com to find out more and buy tickets.
Northern Rail: runs trains across the north, including direct access to the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the coast.
Enjoy one of the world's most scenic railway journeys, the Settle to Carlisle line.
The popular steam hauled ‘Fellsman' returns to the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway for its 7th season in summer 2015, running on Wednesday's over the roof of England - With great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for either sightseeing in Carlisle - or an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.
Listening on the line... You can also listen to an audio guide narrated by Mark Holdstock, regular BBC Radio 4 presenter. The commentaries on the views, history and stories of the route are timed exactly to the speed of the train. Download the MP3 audio in advance here or purchase pre-loaded players at the stations on the line. Alternatively download the free Settle-Carlisle Railway Guide app for your smartphone.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway: enjoy this heritage steam-hauled train line running between the market town of Pickering and Grosmont, with occasional services to Whitby.
Wensleydale Railway: Take a historic journey by steam train and trains of yesteryear with the Wensleydale Railway, through 16 miles of stunning Yorkshire countryside to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Bolton Castle. Running between Leeming Bar [off the A1] and Redmire [for Bolton Castle], this breathtaking area inspired the artist Turner and was the setting for the TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small.'
Getting to the Wensleydale Railway couldn't be easier. Leeming Bar is under a mile from the A1, north of Leeds and York or you can join the trains at Redmire, Leyburn or Bedale. There is also a half hourly bus service from Northallerton which takes just 14 minutes and is operated by 'Dales and District.' Press the stop button on the bus when you pass the town name sign for Leeming Bar and alight at the next stop. The station is on the right at the small roundabout, just three minutes by foot. A Rover ticket giving freedom of the railway costs £15 for adults, £13 senior citizen, £7.50 child and £35 for a family ticket of 2 adults and up to 2 children travelling together or £22 for 1 adult and up to 2 children. A range of single and return fares are also available between all locations.
Many of Yorkshire's towns and cities also benefit from PlusBus, letting you add discounted bus travel to your train ticket.