Santa’s steam train growing to meet demand

The popularity of a steam train charted to take passengers from Carlisle to York has led to an extra, historic carriage being added to meet demand.   Taking the world-famous Settle-Carlisle line along the way, the Santa Special, running on November 18, almost sold out in days. Starting from Carlisle Citadel railway station, the steam-powered […]

Ribblehead Station Café opens its doors for another season

  Ribblehead Station Café and Visitor Centre is opening on Saturday 1st April for another summer season in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and will be open daily from 10am. After an extensive refurbishment, Ribblehead Station Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre is in an idyllic setting like no other.  With 360° panoramic views of […]

Making memories along the Settle-Carlisle Railway

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company has been working in collaboration with Dementia Forward to launch a new campaign to support those living with dementia, and their family and carers, to make unforgettable memories along the world-famous Settle-Carlisle Railway. The new initiative, Making Memories, gives a person living with dementia and their carer a trip along […]

Accessibility awareness survey launched for Settle-Carlisle Railway

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company has been working with Dementia Forward, Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and thred to create a survey to understand the access requirements of our communities, which launches today (1st February 2023). Part of an ongoing project to become Dementia Aware, staff from the Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company and volunteers from […]

Settle-Carlisle Railway welcomes Appleby Primary School as students take their first trip on the train

Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company welcomed Year 4 from Appleby Primary School on Thursday (19th January 2023) to travel to Settle as part of an art project they are creating for Appleby Station. As part of the Appleby Art Project, Year 4 travelled from Appleby to Settle, to get inspiration for their artwork. For many of […]

Settle-Carlisle Railway as featured in RAIL Magazine

In January’s edition of RAIL Magazine, Don Jary has written about improvements made along the Settle-Carlisle line, in partnership with The Settle & Carlisle Railway Trust, Rail Track/Network Rail, Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Railway (FoSCL) and The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company. This brilliant article goes into detail about the improvements and refurbishments that have been […]