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    Special Announcement: The Anniversary Express
    03 April 2019

    Special Announcement: The Anniversary Express

    Carlisle to Chester Departs: Saturday 13thJuly 2019 Calling at Carlisle, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Settle, Hellifield and Clitheroe Travel in style this July onboard the Anniversary Express.  Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the saving of the i...

    Extra Station Stops Added For Gargrave & Hellifield
    11 December 2018

    Extra Station Stops Added For Gargrave & Hellifield

    Since the launch of the new timetable on December the 9th, extra station stops for Gargrave and Hellifield have now been added. The 0748 Leeds to Carlisle service will now call additionally at Gargrave, at 0831, and Hellifield, at 0842, Monday to ...

    Buying Rail Tickets – Your Options
    12 December 2018

    Buying Rail Tickets – Your Options

    There are numerous ways to purchase tickets for travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line and other routes within the country. Please remember that, unless you are boarding the train at an unmanned station, you must purchase your ticket prior to...

    How To Find Cheap Rail Tickets…
    11 December 2018

    How To Find Cheap Rail Tickets…

    If you're planning a journey by train, it's worth spending a little time to make sure you've found yourself the cheapest tickets.  Without a huge amount of effort, you may well come up with a great little cheeky deal! Firstly, if it's possible, b...

    Ribblehead: “ExploreMore” at the Visitor Centre
    12 December 2018

    Ribblehead: “ExploreMore” at the Visitor Centre

    A new way of looking at the Settle Carlisle line has gone live at the refurbished Ribblehead Visitor Centre. Using a touch screen you can now view the line between Settle and Blea Moor tunnel using aerial photography and 3D models. By clicking on t...

    Steam Trains on the Settle Carlisle Railway
    14 March 2019

    Steam Trains on the Settle Carlisle Railway

    A steam train crossing one of the Settle-Carlisle railway’s many viaducts makes for a classic image.  You can often see the hillsides around Ribblehead viaduct, Mallerstang and other vantage points in the Eden Valley dotted by train enthusiasts an...

    Experience the real Jericho
    11 May 2016

    Experience the real Jericho

    ITV's gripping historical drama 'Jericho' has built up a loyal following of viewers.  Some of them have been getting in touch with us, keen to find out more about the real setting for the TV show. Well, Culverdale viaduct is in fact Ribblehead - ...

    Arriva To Run North’s Trains
    03 February 2016

    Arriva To Run North’s Trains

    The news has been announced that Arriva Trains will run services from April 2016.  We await exact details of how this will affect the Settle–Carlisle and Skipton–Lancaster/Morecambe routes but the early signs are very positive.  Investment tota...

    Preview of ITV’s Jericho: Ribblehead viaduct construction
    14 December 2015

    Preview of ITV’s Jericho: Ribblehead viaduct construction

    As the transmission date for ITV's new drama series, Jericho, looms ever closer we're starting to see some trailers being released. This extended clip gives a tantalising taste of what we can expect: a brilliant cast and some incredible CGI footag...

    Something for the children
    20 June 2016

    Something for the children

    If you regularly travel with children, you'll  know it's wise to have something up your sleeve to keep them occupied.  Children love to travel by train, and on the Settle Carlisle line there's always something exciting going past the window. We've ...

    Cure those autumn blues
    10 September 2015

    Cure those autumn blues

    There's a nip in the air, a whiff of woodsmoke and the days are getting shorter.  The schools have gone back and there's just no avoiding the fact that autumn is well and truly round the corner.  But, that's not necessarily a bad thing as it can be...

    The Black Book
    18 August 2015

    The Black Book

    The Settle Carlisle Railway guide (or 'Black Book' as it's more commonly known) has become a familiar site on the Settle-Carlisle trains.  First launched fifteen years ago, the eighteen-page book is a fascinating source of information about the line...