The Settle - Carlisle Railway

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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 (based at Penrith) are available from the trolleys on the trains.  The new range features Wyvern Blonde and Wyvern Lager in the new trendy cans.  

Unique to the Settle Carlisle Railway, you will also be able to enjoy a locally made ice cream, with a variety of flavours, 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.

We are conscious that hot drinks are served in single-use cups on the trains.  Unfortunately, there are no facilities on board for washing cups and mugs.  To reduce the number of paper cups used, you can buy a reusable travel mug from the trolley team.  When you buy a travel mug, you get a voucher for a free tea or coffee.  Alternatively, you can buy a travel mug through our online shop


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


Day Time Journey
Monday to Saturday 09:50 Settle to Carlisle
Monday to Saturday 10:44 Settle to Appleby
Monday to Saturday 11:46 Settle to Carlisle
Monday to Friday 13:48 Settle to Appleby
Saturday 13:48 Settle to Carlisle
Sunday (summer only) 10:11 Settle to Carlisle
Sunday (summer only) 12:14 Settle to Appleby


Day Time Journey
Monday to Friday 09:35 Appleby to Settle
Monday to Friday 11:55 Carlisle to Settle
Monday to Friday 14:47 Appleby to Settle
Monday to Friday 15:43 Appleby to Settle
Saturday only 08:34 Appleby to Settle
Saturday only 10:06 Appleby to Settle
Saturday 11:51 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 14:21 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 15:49 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 17:01 Appleby to Settle
Sunday (summer only) 10:07 Appleby to Settle
Sunday (summer only) 12:59 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.


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