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New Timetables Now In Service: 19th May – 14th December 2019
21 May 2019

New Timetables Now In Service: 19th May – 14th December 2019

The new May 2019 timetable is here and is effective from the 19th of May.  The new timetables for both the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle and Leeds - Morecambe routes will remain in service until the 14th of December 2019. The new timetable brings sev...

Special Announcement: The Anniversary Express
15 May 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...

Visit The Railway Room at The Folly Museum in Settle
24 April 2019

Visit The Railway Room at The Folly Museum in Settle

The Railway Room, telling the story of the famous Settle to Carlisle line, has re-opened after the installation of a completely new exhibition. This new exhibition tells the story of the line’s construction, the people who worked on the railway,...

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 ...