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Trolley Service

Trolley Service

The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company operates the award-winning refreshment trolley service on the Settle-Carlisle route.

Focusing on locally produced food, we offer a range of cakes and biscuits made by Country Fare in Mallerstang. Country Fare is based at a farm within sight of the line between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. Why not try one or the award winning ginger biscuits or a piece of flapjack or speciality shortbreads and biscuits. Forget the calories, sit back and enjoy!

Lager and ale produced locally by Eden Brewery of Brougham, near Penrith  are available from the trolleys on the trains.

Unique to the Settle Carlisle Railway, you will also be able to enjoy a locally made ice cream, produced at Winskill – a village not far from the station at Langwathby. With a choice of flavours including vanilla, strawberry, peach & mango and mint choc chip, why not indulge yourself with a delicious treat?

Also available is a wide range of hot and cold drinks including filter coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latte, water, fruit juice and a selection of confectionery, crisps etc.

Where possible, trolleys will be available on the following trains:


Day Time Journey
Monday to Saturday 09:50 Settle to Armathwaite
Monday to Saturday 10:44 Settle to Appleby
Monday to Saturday 11:46 Settle to Armathwaite
Monday to Saturday 13:48 Settle to Appleby
Sunday (summer only) 10:10 Settle to Carlisle
Sunday (summer only) 14:17 Settle to Appleby


Day Time Journey
Monday to Friday 09:35 Appleby to Settle
Monday to Friday 13:23 Armathwaite to Appleby
Monday to Friday 15:42 Appleby to Settle
Monday to Saturday 11:28 Armathwaite to Settle
Saturday only 08:34 Appleby to Settle
Saturday only 10:06 Appleby to Settle
Saturday 13:24 Armathwaite to Appleby
Saturday 15:04 Appleby to Settle
Sunday (summer only) 10:07 Appleby to Settle
Sunday (summer only) 13:51 Carlisle to Settle

There may be occasions when, for circumstances beyond our control, we have no alternative but to withdraw a trolley service.

If you wish to pre-order refreshments, our Catering Team will be happy to discuss your options.  Packed lunches, cream teas, champagne and strawberries, birthday cakes and a host of other menu suggestions are available.  If you are having a special day out on the train or celebrating a special occasion, we are here to help.  Please email

Also available from the trolley is a range of of Settle to Carlisle Railway merchandise, great hessian bags for life, playing cards, pens, DVDs etc as well as a great guide book to your journey on the line.

 Settle to Carlisle Trolley ServiceSome of the Settle to Carlisle products available from the trolleys.

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