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 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.

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.

Read more about Coronavirus Travel information on the Northern Trains 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.

Ticket Offices:
At time of writing, Settle and Appleby ticket offices remain open. Tickets for travel along the railway may be purchased from these stations. Some Northern Trains ticket offices have closed and those that are open may do so as the situation progresses in the coming days and weeks. We will update this page should the situation change further.

Ticket Vending Machines:
Leeds, Skipton, Appleby, Settle and Carlisle stations all have Ticket Vending Machines which sell tickets to all locations in the UK. Customers are encouraged to continue purchasing tickets, prior to travel, through these machines.

For more information on tickets, refunds and ticket office opening times, click 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.

We’re on Hold…

As a business we understand our people are our greatest asset and as such we intend to protect them, and you, as best we can during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

We, The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company, are taking all necessary precautions, following Government guidelines, to ensure the safety of both our customers and staff.

In this unprecedented climate we, The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company, have changed our terms of business temporarily. These alterations include: 

  • The on-train Refreshment Trolley Service has been suspended from all timetabled rail services until further notice.
  • All Group Travel bookings are postponed, and our Sales Team will be contacting those affected as soon as possible. No further Group Travel bookings will be taken until further notice.
  • The office at Appleby station has closed. All queries relating to website shop sales, Group Travel, Dales Railcard purchases/renewals and anything else will be dealt with via email only.

Whilst many of our office staff are now working remotely, you can contact us with your enquiry by email here.

We look forward to bringing these services back soon. Any further update will be made available here on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

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:


UK Government –

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

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

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