The Settle - Carlisle Railway

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Trolley Service

Trolley Service

The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company operates the award-winning refreshment trolley service on the Settle-Carlisle route.

Focusing on locally produced food, we offer a range of cakes and biscuits made by Country Fare in Mallerstang. Country Fare is based at a farm within sight of the line between Kirkby Stephen and Garsdale. Why not try one of their award-winning ginger biscuits, flapjacks or speciality shortbreads? Forget the calories, sit back and enjoy!

Lager and ale produced locally by Eden Brewery (based in Penrith) are available from the trolleys on the trains.  The new range features canned Wyvern Blonde and Wyvern Lager.

Unique to the Settle Carlisle Railway, you will also be able to enjoy a locally made ice cream. With a variety of flavours available, why not indulge yourself with a delicious treat?

We serve a wide range of hot and cold drinks including filter coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latte, water, fruit juice and a selection of confectionery, crisps and much more.

We are conscious that hot drinks are served in single-use cups on the trains.  Unfortunately, there are no facilities on board for washing cups and mugs.  To reduce the number of paper cups used, you can buy a reusable travel mug from the trolley team.  When you buy a travel mug, you will receive a voucher for a free tea or coffee.  Travel mugs are also available to buy through our online shop.

We also stock a range of Settle-Carlisle Railway merchandise on the trolley including hessian bags for life, playing cards, pens, and DVDs as well as a great guide book to compliment your journey on the line.

Where possible, trolleys will be available on the following trains:


Day Time Journey
Monday to Saturday 09:50 Settle to Carlisle
Monday to Saturday 10:44 Settle to Appleby
Monday to Saturday 11:46 Settle to Carlisle
Monday to Friday 13:48 Settle to Appleby
Saturday 13:48 Settle to Carlisle
Sunday (summer only) 10:11 Settle to Carlisle
Sunday (summer only) 12:14 Settle to Appleby


Day Time Journey
Monday to Friday 09:35 Appleby to Settle
Monday to Friday 11:55 Carlisle to Settle
Monday to Friday 14:47 Appleby to Settle
Monday to Friday 15:43 Appleby to Settle
Saturday only 08:34 Appleby to Settle
Saturday only 10:06 Appleby to Settle
Saturday 11:51 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 14:21 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 15:49 Carlisle to Appleby
Saturday 17:01 Appleby to Settle
Sunday (summer only) 10:07 Appleby to Settle
Sunday (summer only) 12:59 Carlisle to Settle


There may be occasions when, for circumstances beyond our control, we have no alternative but to withdraw a trolley service.

If you wish to pre-order refreshments, our Catering Team will be happy to discuss your options.  Packed lunches, cream teas, champagne and strawberries, birthday cakes and a host of other menu suggestions are available.  If you are having a special day out on the train or celebrating a special occasion, we are here to help.  Please email

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