About us


Running through some of the most attractive scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, the Settle-Carlisle railway is world famous for its Victorian architecture, huge stone viaducts, long tunnels and remote wayside station buildings. It is not a preserved heritage railway – it is part of the UK rail network. The diesel sprinter trains carry well over a million passengers every year and provide a vital link to the remote communities they connect.

To plan your journey and view the latest travel times click here.


To find out more information about the train operator, Northern Trains, click here.


For information about steam excursions travelling along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle rail line click here.

This site is managed by the Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company.
We are here to promote the line and encourage economic activity along it. Our objective is to enable all visitors to the line to have the best possible experience. It could be a day trip, or a week’s holiday – you will find everything you need right here. To get in touch with our team, click here.

Community Rail Network member logo.


The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company is an accredited Community Rail Partnership. Find out more about Community Rail Partnerships here.


We’re not alone in our passion for the Settle to Carlisle railway. Working alongside us are The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust. Find out more about how you can give your support or get involved by visiting their websites. 

Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line, logo.          The Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust logo.

Design, digital artwork and illustration created by Bulb Creative Studio.

Photography courtesy of Stuart Petch.