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Countdown to the Christmas Comet!
17 November 2017

Countdown to the Christmas Comet!

Santa's polishing his boots and the elves are getting excited - it's nearly time for the Christmas Comet excursion to York. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, there are still a few places left in standard class.  For passengers travelling fr...

Christmas extra service from Carlisle
17 November 2017

Christmas extra service from Carlisle

An additional service will operate on the five Thursdays before Christmas. Departing Carlisle at 2057 the service will stop at all stations to Kirkby Stephen and then make the return journey to Carlisle. This will provide opportunity for people in...

Carlisle-York Christmas Excursion 25 November
16 November 2017

Carlisle-York Christmas Excursion 25 November

We are running a special diesel-hauled excursion from Carlisle to York via the famous Settle Carlisle line on Saturday 25 November. The ‘Christmas Comet’, operated by the West Coast Railway Company, will depart Carlisle at approximately 07...

Winter Travel Offers Announced
16 November 2017

Winter Travel Offers Announced

Northern has come up with some great value offers this winter for travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Morecambe lines.  The offers are available to local Dales Railcard holders and West Yorkshire ENCTS pass holders too.  It's a great way...

Explore Vouchers
07 November 2017

Explore Vouchers

Everybody loves a bargain these days.  Money-saving coupons have been around for decades and, with the advent of online shopping, it's now really easy to find discount codes when you're looking for a cheeky deal. We've been working with local...

Job Vacancy, Skipton Café
05 October 2017

Job Vacancy, Skipton Café

We are looking for a friendly and helpful person to join our team, as a café assistant based at Skipton railway station café. The role will be for two days a week, with the opportunity for extra days covering holidays and sickness.  Duties incl...

Settle Carlisle at National Rail Awards
22 September 2017

Settle Carlisle at National Rail Awards

The Settle Carlisle Railway featured in four categories in the National Rail Awards held last night at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. The repair project at Eden Brows on the Settle-Carlisle Railway was high commended. The innovative scheme was d...

Ribblehead: “ExploreMore” at the Visitor Centre
01 August 2017

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 Line
08 July 2017

Steam Trains on the Settle Carlisle Line

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...

What is the Ride2Stride Festival?
21 June 2017

What is the Ride2Stride Festival?

The Ride2stride Festival, held annually in May, is firmly fixed as a regular feature in the Settle Carlisle Railway’s calendar.  It’s a week-long programme of walks, talks and music along the line, celebrating the amazing landscape and cultural ...

Places to go, things to do …
06 June 2017

Places to go, things to do …

Both Settle and Appleby have quirky independent shops and a variety of places to eat.  It's the same all the way up the railway line, with many people using the train service to explore the newly-extended Yorkshire Dales, the Eden Valley and beyon...

Updated Settle-Carlisle guide book
28 April 2017

Updated Settle-Carlisle guide book

Our handy guide about the Settle-Carlisle Railway has been revised. It includes some wonderful new photographs and an informative section about the landslip and Network Rail's huge repair project at Eden Brows, north of Armathwaite, in 2016. So...