The DVLR is entirely volunteer run heritage railway. The volunteers run passenger services for visitors every Sunday till the end of September. On Bank Holiday weekends passenger trains will also run on the Saturday and Monday. Rides on the DVLR are included in the admission to Murton Park.
The Derwent Valley Light Railway officially opened on the 19th of July 1913 and ran for a distance of nearly 16 miles from Layerthorpe Station at York to the village of Cliffe Common near Selby. Although passengers were carried in the early years, this discontinued in 1926 and the railway remained predominantly agricultural throughout the rest of its history.
The DVLR was never nationalised and remained very much a “light” railway until its closure in October 1981. The only section of the railway still in use is the half-mile section within the Murton Park grounds.
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