Ticket to ride on the Forget-me-not Special


Once a month, the Esk Valley Railway Company takes over a carriage on the late morning train from Whitby to Middlesbrough, transforming it into a social hub for those with dementia and their carers.

February's train saw passengers joined by a more unusual traveller, a Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog, also thought to be beneficial for people with dementia.

The project has proved so successful that the group has received enquiries from across the country.

Read a news review of the service from the Whitby Gazette.