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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 iconic Settle-Carlisle Railway and join us on a unique excursion from Carlisle to Chester, along one of the world’s greatest railways, in beautifully restored heritage coaches hauled by a vintage locomotive. 

On arriving in the historic city of Chester, there will be ample time to explore some of the walled city’s 2,000-year-old Roman history, experience the unique high-street architecture laden with boutique stores and independent shops, or drink and dine in the many specialist restaurants, cafés and bars.

You, and your guests, will travel in style and comfort on a loco-hauled, vintage diesel train. With a fantastic at seat silver service option available, sit back and enjoy First class opulence in vintage rail carriages from a bygone era. Whatever your budget, we have a travel package to suit you on this exclusive anniversary excursion; First Class with Premier Dining, First Class and Standard Class.

The Anniversary Express excursion will run on Saturday the 13thJuly 2019.  The train will depart from Carlisle at approximately 08.06 hrs calling at Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Settle, Hellifield and Clitheroe and arrive in Chester at around 12.40 noon. The return journey will depart from Chester at approximately 16:39 hrs with a provisional arrival time in Carlisle at 21:19 hrs *.

Tickets are on sale now – click here to purchase.

Alternatively, you can telephone our Appleby Office on 017683 53200 Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 15:00 to make your booking.

If you’d like to learn more about The Anniversary Express, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company, in partnership with West Coast Railways.

The small print:

*Exact timings to be confirmed at least one week prior to the date of the excursion, when tickets will be delivered by email.

Please note: This excursion will be hauled by a vintage diesel locomotive.

To view full terms and conditions for the Anniversary Express excursion, please click here.