Connecting Communities York to Selby
For hundreds of years, the favoured route from Selby to York was by boat along the River Ouse. Then, in 1871 the railway line was opened. It remained the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh until the creation of the Selby Coalfield forced its diversion in 1983. Today you can follow the route on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
Watch our York TV interview about the project
Our website includes photos, video clips, maps and interviews with people who remember the railway or the coalfield. To find them search either ‘interview’, ‘video’ or ‘map’ and then browse the results.