Heritage steam attraction the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is going all out to shine a light on its latest visitor offering. Tickets go on sale next week and are expected to sell out fast for its newest experience, a Light Spectacular, which will take place during the October half-term holiday. It is set to be an audio and visual treat for passengers who can journey on a train illuminated with 17,000 lights, while also enjoying music and on-board narration, synchronised through flashing wristbands. Read more: The famous trains you can see as popular steam gala returns NYMR has said that, from the moment passengers enter the platform, spot the train and then climb on board, they will be fully immersed in colour, light and sound. Chris Price, NYMR general manager, said: “This is an experience you’re not going to want to miss out on. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here
Heritage steam attraction the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
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“The team has been working really hard behind the scenes collaborating with an immersive sensory company to create a unique journey for passengers. We can’t wait to witness the first Light Spectacular express depart from Pickering Station – it will be something very special.” Tickets for the Light Spectacular go on sale from Tuesday, August 3, and cost £25 per person. Entry will include an hour-long illuminated journey from Pickering to Levisham Station, with carriages adorned with 17,000 LEDs. This one-of-a-kind experience will depart from Pickering Station every evening from Saturday, October 23 to Sunday, October 31, at 6pm and 7.45pm. Tickets feature a flashing wristband which passengers wear for the journey and is synchronised with the on-board narration and a mix of music to help get the whole family in the party spirit, with famous hits from the 60s right up to present-day tunes. Specially discounted rates for groups of 20 people or more are also available, and can be booked via the NYMR Customer Service team. For those looking to experience a day out on the NYMR ahead of the Light Spectacular, tickets for summer services are now available to purchase until September 5. In addition, the award-winning attraction has also announced the return of some of its popular visitor events which include a Diesel Weekend (September 11 to 12), Annual Steam Gala (September 23 to 26) and Santa Specials (various dates throughout December). Visit NYMR for more information.