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 of their own home, to save a 1/3rd on essential travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe rail lines.

The Dales Railcard costs just £10 and is valid for 12 months. The railcard provides savings of 1/3rd on the cost of tickets between all stations on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe lines. The railcard can also be used for essential 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.

You can find more information about eligibility and terms and conditions for the Dales Railcard here.

*In line with government advice, you should only travel if it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, social distancing measures should be adhered to throughout your journey.

Read the latest Government advice on travel for passengers using public transport here.

Read more about what Northern Trains are doing to protect customers during the Coronavirus global pandemic here.

To read more about the Dales Railcard, purchase or renew, click here.


More About Essential Travel Timetables…

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.

Read more about Coronavirus Travel information on the Northern Trains website here.

Essential travel timetables are in operation across the whole Northern Trains rail network including the Leeds – Settle – Carlisle, Leeds – Bentham – Lancaster/Morecambe rail.

Click the links below for the latest timetable service updates:

Key Workers Timetable for Mondays – Saturdays:

Key Workers Timetable for Sundays:

It is important that you check your journey times prior to travelling. Due to the uncertainty of the current climate, travel times are subject to change at short notice.

Click here to search the latest travel timetables for travel in the North of England by visiting the Northern Trains website.

Click here to search national travel times by visiting the National Rail Enquiries website.

We will continue to post any further travel information, as and when it is made available, on our website here.


Tickets & Refunds…

Northern Trains have suspended the selling of tickets on board all trains. Customers requiring a ticket can purchase these in advanced of their journey online, via the Northern Trains mobile app or at a station ticket office.

Purchase tickets online in advanced of your journey. Click here to visit the Northern Trains website and complete your booking.

Check travel times and purchase tickets ‘on the go’ by downloading the free mobile app from Northern Trains. Find out more here.

More information about tickets, ticket refunds and booking office opening times is available from Northern Trains here.


What Northern Trains is doing to protect customers​​​​​​​  …

Until further notice all waiting rooms at Northern stations will be closed. This follows advice from government and is in-line with action taken by train operators across the country. 

We have a robust plan in place for cleaning our trains. This includes the  removal l of litter throughout the day and ensuring all surfaces are cleaned on a regular basis.  

On-board our trains and at stations, where facilities exist, there is soap and water available in our toilets for customers to follow NHS advice to wash their hands for 20 seconds.  

If you come across a toilet with no soap, please alert a member of staff.  

What you can do to protect yourself​​​​​​​  …

The government is advising that everyone should avoid all non-essential public transport use and, where possible, should try to avoid rush hour services. People should also vary usual travel times to prevent crowding and, if  possible,  work from home.  

If you are showing any Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate  along with other members of your household. The latest Public Health England advice is  available  here.

Read more about Coronavirus Travel information on the Northern Trains website here.


Helpful Links…

If you are showing any Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate along with other members of your household. The latest advice from Public Health England is available here.

For more information and guidance, click the links included below:

NHS – www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Governmentwww.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Read more about what Northern Trains are doing to protect customers during the Coronavirus global pandemic here.

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