Author Archives: Steven Hodges

Welcome back to the iconic Settle-Carlisle Railway…

Welcome back to the iconic Settle-Carlisle Railway… This Summer, Rail Charter Services presents an exclusive tourist-centred Charter Train service operating daily between Skipton, Settle & Appleby. Monday 20th July – Saturday 12th September 2020 From 20th July a new charter train service, operated by Rail Charter Services Ltd, will run a dedicated timetabled tourist service […]

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Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre Reopening for Summer 2020

Last updated: Tues 24th June 2020. We, The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company Ltd, are thrilled to announce the reopening of Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre.  Both the Coffee Shop and Visitor Centre will open to the public on Saturday 4th July 2020. Initially, the Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop will open Saturdays and Sundays from […]

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June Update: Essential Travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway…

Last updated: Weds 1st July 2020. June Update: Essential Travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway… Northern Trains are continuing to operate a reduced timetable service in support of the national effort to delay the spread of Coronavirus. The current timetable is for essential travel only. Essential travel timetables are in operation across the whole Northern Trains […]

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An Update on Essential Rail Travel & Dales Railcards

Last updated: Tues 26th May 2020. Buy or Renew A Dales Railcard for Savings off Essential Travel… We, The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company, are pleased to announce the resumption of Dales Railcard sales through our online store. Essential travellers* can now purchase or renew a Dales Railcard via our web shop, from the comfort and safety […]

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The Settle-Carlisle Railway Word Puzzle Prize Draw!

Last Updated: Tuesday 30th June 2020. Work together to test you and your family’s knowledge about the Settle to Carlisle railway, and the surrounding region, by downloading the two word puzzles below. Whether you’re a local resident, planning a future trip to the region with friends or family, or you’re a self-confessed railway enthusiast; download […]

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May Update from The Settle-Carlisle Railway…

Last updated: Tues 26th May 2020. May Update from The Settle-Carlisle Railway… Northern Trains are continuing to operate a reduced timetable service in support of the national effort to delay the spread of Coronavirus. The current timetable is for essential travel only. Essential travel timetables are in operation across the whole Northern Trains rail network […]

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Northern Trains Key Worker Timetable Services Now In Operation…

Last updated: Tuesday 24th March 2020. Key Worker Timetables Introduced Across the Northern Trains Network… From Tuesday 24th March 2020, a Key Worker timetable will operate on all services across the Northern Trains network. Both the Leeds-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle and the Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe/Heysham railways are affected by these amendments. Key worker timetables will be in force until further […]

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Northern Trains & Spring Timetable Amendments

New Opportunities for the Settle-Carlisle Railway… Since Sunday the 1st of March 2020, the Northern franchise has been overtaken by the Government. Whilst many changes are taking place behind-the-scenes, the newly named Northern Trains are working with local leaders, industry and passenger representatives to deliver a plan of improvements after the first 100 days of operation. […]

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