A Settle Carlisle Day Ranger ticket is now available. This reduces the cost of travel for many journeys on the Leeds (or Bradford Forster Square)-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle line.
The offer has been introduced to encourage people to travel on the world-famous railway, which remains open while essential repairs are carried out at the northern end of the line between Armathwaite and Carlisle.
The ticket allows travel from any station between Leeds, or Bradford Forster Square, to Armathwaite (via Settle) and onwards to Carlisle using the connecting replacement bus service from Armathwaite. The ticket is also available for travel from all stations from Carlisle south to Leeds and Bradford. It is valid for one day and has no time restrictions. It will allow passengers to get on and off the train as they wish, traveling in any direction. Priced at £15.00 for adults and £7.50 for children, this is great value. Railcard holders (including the local Dales Railcard) will be eligible for a further 1/3 discount. The 16-25 Railcard can only be used after 10am Monday-Friday and at weekends to obtain a discount on the Ranger ticket.
The essential engineering work is taking place at Eden Brows, just north of Armathwaite in Cumbria’s Eden Valley. During the severe winter storms, a massive landslip occurred. The remote location, the size of the landslide and the difficult terrain mean that this is a major project which will take several months to be completed by Network Rail.
The offer will be a fantastic opportunity for people from West Yorkshire to explore the Yorkshire Dales and beyond at a great price. It will also benefit the local residents along the line with a great value fare to Leeds and Bradford in the south and Carlisle in the north.
The Day Ranger ticket can only be purchased at any staffed station ticket office or from the conductor on the train.