Last updated: Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Please note:
National travel restrictions are currently in place due to lockdown.
If you are travelling with Northern Trains, please travel with confidence. Please check the latest national travel restrictions prior to your journey. You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

Experience the Settle-Carlisle railway this Autumn…

Whether it’s getting the kids back to school, commuting to work, or an extended stay in the region, the Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company and Northern Trains are working hard to keep you and yours on track, on time and safe when travelling the rail line this September.

Northern Trains – New Temporary Timetable Service: 14th September – 12th  December: 

New travel timetables will come into effect across the Northern Trains network from the 14th September.  To view travel times from this date, click the link below:  

Changes to timetabled services are also being rolled out nationally from Monday 7th September.  For national travel timetables, visit the National Rail website here.

Northern Trains – Additional Sunday 16:07 Service: 

From Sunday 16th August, the Sunday 16:07 service departing from Carlisle will now call at Ribblehead, at approx. 17:17*, and Horton-in-Ribblesdale, at approx. 17:24*.  

*Please note that the two additional calling points and times do not currently feature on the Northern Trains or National Rail online journey planners. 

Due to the current situation, travel times are subject to change at short notice.  It is important that you check your journey times prior to travelling.   Plan your journey and book tickets online in advanced on the Northern Trains website here. 

We will update our Facebook and Twitter pages as and when travel news become available.

Helpful Advice for Travel with Northern Trains…

When travelling, you must wear a face covering on board the train (unless a medical condition or disability prevents you), try to avoid busy periods and check the times and plan your journey before you travel. 

Visit the Northern Trains website for the latest travel news and information here.  

If you are showinganyCoronavirus symptoms, however mild, you mustavoid public transport and self-isolate along with other members of your household.  Find the latest guidance on COVID-19 Public Health England here. 

If you are travelling to or from an area affected by the regional COVID-19 restrictions, please follow government guidance for your area.  Find information about local restrictions on the government advice page here. 

Find the latest government advice about travelling by public transport  advice here.

Buy or Renew A Dales Railcard for Savings off Travel… 

Whether you’re commuting to work or travelling for leisure, you can make great savings on travel costs with a Dales Railcard.  The Dales Railcard costs just £10 and is valid for 12 months.  The railcard provides savings of 1/3rd off the cost of tickets between all stations on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe lines.   

Dales Railcards can also be used for travel between Brampton and Wetheral, on the Tyne Valley line, and between Clitheroe/Whalley and Hellifield (Sundays only).  Railcards can be purchased by residents of select postcode areas bounding the Settle to Carlisle railway; between Skipton and Carnforth, Carlisle and Brampton or in the Clitheroe/Whalley area. 

Click to purchase or renew your railcard here. 

Give the Ultimate Rail Journey Experience…

Settle-Carlisle Railway Gift VoucherWith 360° views of the spectacular Yorkshire three peaks, breath taking heights from the top of the Ribblehead Viaduct, historic Midland Railway station architecture and the awe-inspiring remote fells of Westmorland; gift the ultimate travel experience along one of the world’s greatest railway journeys. 

Planning a surprise day out in the region?  Celebrating a special event with family or friends?  Perhaps you know someone that’s enthusiastic about all thing’s trains!  The Settle-Carlisle Railway Gift Voucher makes the perfect present for any occasion.  With the festive season inching ever closer, get ahead of the shop queues and purchase your voucher online here.  We offer free delivery too- your shopping experience couldn’t be easier!  

Find out more and purchase a gift voucher in our online shop here. 

Explore Settle-Carlisle country this Autumn…

Crisp autumnal days are perfect for exploring our beloved railway and the regions spectacular scenery.  From historic castles, museums and galleries, to boutique shops, restaurants and eateries across Yorkshire and Cumbria- there sure is plenty to see and do in Settle-Carlisle country. 

FREE Grand Days Out Guides… 

If you’re heading out in the region, make sure you check out our range of walking guides.  Suitable for all, our guides are the perfect way to explore the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley on foot.  Best of all, all walks have been created with train timetables in mind meaning you can leave the car at home. 

For a range of walks across the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria click here.  

For pre-planned, free downloadable Grand Days Out guides, for walks from stations along the rail line, click here. 

Visit The Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre… 

The Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop, located at Ribblehead station, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00AM to 16:00PM.  Both remain open until late Autumn, with doors closing for the winter on the 31st October 2020.

Surrounded by 360° views of the Yorkshire three peaks, the Coffee Shop makes the perfect pit-stop for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake after a day out walking in the countryside. Find out more here. 


Useful Websites & Information… 

For tickets, travel times and more visit the Tickets, Times & Travel section of our website here.

For the latest news from the Settle-Carlisle Railway and the region, click here.

Northern  Trains Customer Experience Centre  -  0800 200 6060

National Rail EnquiriesContact Centre  – 03457 484950  

Follow The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company on Facebook and Twitter for the latest travel news from along the railway.  

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