First summer 2024 Appleby Railway Station shopper shuttle this weekend 

The first of a summer of shuttle buses linking Appleby Railway Station and the town centre is operating this Saturday (May 25).  The shuttle bus service will be trialled over the summer, meeting specific trains to transport visitors down the steep hill into the main retail area and riverside walks, and providing a return journey […]

All aboard for first train trip for Eden pupils

Young pupils from Clifton Nursery and Primary School took their first train journey to enjoy lunch and activities at Appleby Railway Station.  The children aged three-to-five years old are learning about different kinds of transport, and this week it was all about trains.  The Nursery and Reception class pupils have created their own artwork, capturing […]

Job Opportunity : on-train refreshments assistant

We have an opportunity to join our on-train refreshment team, based from Appleby Station. Hours will be 3 days a week over 7, including weekends. This is a permanent position, and applicants MUST be over 18 due to selling alcohol. The job involves moving the refreshment trolley, which is heavy to manoeuvre. Above minimum wage  […]

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 […]