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May 2018 timetable
26 April 2018

May 2018 timetable

The current timetable for daily services on the Leeds-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle route ends on Saturday, 19 May. To help you plan your journeys post 19 May, we have put train times on the timetable page. This is the first major change to train tim...

Engineering Work Sunday 6 May
26 April 2018

Engineering Work Sunday 6 May

On Sunday, 6 May, engineering work in the Carlisle area will result in changes to the 0925 service from Carlisle to Leeds.  The train will start from Appleby at nomal time (1007). Rail replacement buses from Carlisle via Armathwaite, Lazonby and Lan...

How to find cheap rail tickets
24 April 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...

Explore Vouchers
29 March 2018

Explore Vouchers

Everybody loves a bargain.  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 businesses...

Steam Trains on the Settle Carlisle Line
12 March 2018

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...

Buying Rail Tickets – Your Options
21 December 2017

Buying Rail Tickets – Your Options

There are numerous ways in which to purchase tickets to travel on the Settle-Carlisle line and other routes within the country.  We hope that you find this note informative but please remember that it is not exhaustive.   Please remember ...

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...

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...

Where to walk this Spring
05 April 2017

Where to walk this Spring

In northern England, walkers are spoilt for choice.  It could be a short riverside stroll or the Three Peaks challenge; either way, there are unlimited options out there.  And now that Spring is here it's time to dust off the walking boots and ge...

Let’s Celebrate the Re-Opening to Carlisle
01 April 2017

Let’s Celebrate the Re-Opening to Carlisle

The Settle-Carlisle line has re-opened to Carlisle Network Rail and Story Contracting have undertaken a huge repair project at Eden Brows on time and their efforts are applauded. We will be working hard to spread this news and encourage locals...