All board as chip shop teams up with railway tradition

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Two of the area’s most famous traditions have teamed up to offer the perfect Friday favourite.

Quayside fish and chip shop and the North York Moors Railway have teamed up to launch the ‘Quayside Express’.

The family-run restaurant and takeaway, based on Pier Road, and the volunteer led Railway are reinstating the age-old tradition of a special steam train service that combines a trip to the seaside with a delicious fish supper on-board.

It started earlier this month and takes place every Friday on the last steam train out of Whitby.

Passengers can hop on-board between Pickering and Whitby and enjoy a fish supper on the return trip from the seaside town included in their ticket.

Carol Fusco, founder of Quayside said: “We feel privileged to join forces with such a prestigious heritage railway to offer this special service to holidaymakers and visitors.

“Day trippers can take in the sea air, stroll along the beach and work up an appetite for a slap-up fish and chip dinner on the last train home.”

Danielle Ramsay, marketing manager at the NYMR said: “Fish was transported by rail, by the tonne from Whitby harbour in the early 20th century in order to fuel London’s fish and chip shops, and, since then, ‘fish and chips specials’ have been a long tradition on the railways so it’s fantastic to be reinstating such an old tradition with the help of Britain’s best chippie,”

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