Community Rail Projects

Current Projects

Last Updated: Thursday 30th September 2021. 

‘Be Settled’- A Dementia & Other Hidden Disabilities Friendly Line

The Settle-Carlisle Railway CRP is working in partnership with Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, Northern, Thred, Dementia Forward, North Craven Age UK, The Place and others.

Our focus is to gather information, an understanding and awareness of what needs to be met in order for Settle and the Settle to Carlisle rail line to become more accessible by people in our local communities who may be struggling to access all areas within the town and on the railway.

Working together, we will distribute a survey to gain more understanding of our communities needs; we will hold open day(s) at the Settle railway station and in the town centre and deliver tester days to small groups initially to gather more information.

Anyone interested in being included in communication about the ‘Be Settled’ project can leave their name, contact numbers and email address with

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DalesBus 830 Bus Service to Hawes and Richmond from Ribblehead

The DalesBus 830 connecting bus service from Ribblehead to Hawes and Richmond was funded by the Settle-Carlisle Railway CRP and the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Railway. The Sunday-only service provides locals and visitors with the opportunity to explore the remote hidden towns and villages of the Yorkshire Dales directly from the Settle to Carlisle rail line. 

Find out more about the DalesBus 830 service here.

Northern N7 & N7a Travel Guides

The Settle-Carlisle Railway CRP (SCR-CRP) produce the bi-annual Northern N7 travel guides for the Leeds – Settle – Carlisle and Leeds – Bentham – Lancaster & Morecambe railway lines.

The travel guides encourage healthy and sustainable travel along the railway line and promote tourism via rail services between the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Lancashire. SCR-CRP works in collaboration with The Bentham Line CRP, the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and Northern to produce the guides twice yearly.

In summer 2021, a limited-edition N7A travel guide was published alongside the regular N7 documents to promote The Staycation Express, an all First-Class charter train service by Rail Charter Services that operated alongside the daily Northern service.

Printed N7 travel guides can be found at many rail stations and tourist information centres in the region of the railway. You can also view and download an interactive copy here. 

The guides are designed by Bulb Creative Studio in Lancaster, printed locally by iPrint in Settle and distributed by local volunteers.

Settle Primary School STEM Studio

The Settle-Carlisle Railway CRP are pleased to be a part of this exciting new project to create an environmentally sustainable dedicated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Studio to be used as a mini outdoor classroom within the school’s grounds.

In 2018 the school won the finals of the Rolls Royce Science Prize for their work involving STEM subjects and filmed a mini documentary for the Science Museum in London. In 2019 (Y1 pupils) and 2020 (Y5 pupils) also won the Farmvention Award for their creative projects showing the potential of this school’s pupils year on year.

The long term goal is to promote the STEM opportunities, to prepare children in primary education for secondary school and into employment in future years. The space will become available to community groups to use through a booking system as a safe place for learning and wellbeing.

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Our Partners currently funding this project are Community Rail NetworkNorthern; Yorkshire Dales National Park; Cross Country Trains; Avanti West CoastSettle Middle School Legacy Fund with more joining us soon.


For more information about the project please contact