Last Updated: Tuesday 1st June 2021.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Refreshment Trolley Returns on the 17th May 2021

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company (SCRDC) are thrilled to announce that the on-train refreshment trolley returns to select Northern services travelling the Settle to Carlisle railway.  The Refreshment Trolley will be available from Monday 17th May 2021. 

SCRDC provides the refreshment trolley service on daily timetabled diesel services, operated by Northern, travelling north-bound from Settle to Carlisle and south-bound from Appleby to Settle.  The revised service operates 7 days a week on Northern services running along the Carlisle-Settle-Leeds/Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway only.  

To find out which services you can find the Refreshment Trolley on, click here.

Refreshments from the Region

The Refreshment Trolley stocks a wide range of hot and cold drinks including filter coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latté, water, and fruit juices along with a selection of confectionery, crisps and much more.  In the summer months, why not enjoy an ice cream made locally in the region. With a variety of flavours available, sit back and indulge your tastebuds with a delicious treat!

The trolley also stocks a range of Settle-Carlisle Railway merchandise including playing cards, stationery, and our best-selling guidebook for the iconic rail line.

If you’re planning a trip on the line, why not check out our website shop to purchase merchandise in advanced of your journey.

Pre-order Refreshments for Your Journey

From packed lunches, Celebration packages and afternoon teas, to champagne and strawberries, and birthday cakes; our team, based at Appleby station, will be happy to assist you with any pre-order requests.  Whether you’re having a day out on the train or celebrating a special occasion, we are here to help.

To arrange a bespoke refreshment package please email with your details and enquiry and our team will be in touch.  Alternatively, you can speak with a member of our team today by calling our Appleby office on 017683 53200.

If you wish to pre-order refreshments, please ensure you contact our team at least 7 days prior to your journey’s departure date.

Celebrate Your Special Day on the Settle-Carlisle Railway

Click here to learn more about Celebration packages! 

Celebration Packages are available to pre-order on select weekday trains, operated by Northern, travelling between Settle and Carlisle and Carlisle and Settle.  Celebration Packages must be booked in advanced of your journey. Please call our Appleby office on 017683 53200 for more information and to book your package. Please ensure you contact our team at least 7 days prior to your journey’s departure date.

Travel Advice

Click here to check the latest national travel restrictions prior to your journey.

If you do choose to travel with Northern, please travel safely and remember to:

  • buy your ticket online or pay by contactless
  • respect the social distancing rules
  • follow the instructions at stations and of staff
  • wear a face covering, unless you have a medical exception or a disability that prevents you from doing so
  • take your face covering and litter with you
  • wash your hands before and after your journey
  • avoid rush hour and travel at quieter periods where possible
  • allow extra time for your journey

For more travel information from the train operator, Northern, click here. 

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. 

Contact Us

Got a question or query about your journey? Visit our Contact Us page to find out how we can help you. 

For the latest timetables for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway, visit our Timetables website page here. 

Click here to purchase tickets in advanced online via Northern’s website. 

Traveling in a group? Click here to learn how our friendly team can help you plan and book your groups trip along the line.