There are 11 stops along the route of the Settle-Carlisle Railway.  The stations on the line are a vital link for the people living in the surrounding rural areas.  In the past, local produce could be transported with ease to many cities and towns around the country.  The numerous goods sheds (and cattle docks) on the line were once busy centres, despatching and receiving a wide variety of produce and animals.  These too were all built to a single standard design, varying only in length and building materials.

The line and its stations have been designated a conservation area ensuring its continued use and work continues to regenerate the line and preserve its future.

The stations at Appleby and Settle are manned and the staff are available to answer queries, sell tickets and provide assistance to passengers.  As well as selling tickets to travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line, you can buy tickets for travel elsewhere in the country.  Unfortunately, left luggage facilities are not available at these stations.

Car parking charges apply at Appleby and Settle Stations; tickets for the car park are available from the Pay & Display machines.  Parking charges are £2.00 for one day (24 hours) with a five-day ticket available for £8.00.

The opening hours of the stations are:

Monday – Friday09:00 – 18:15
Saturday08:00 – 17:20
Monday – Friday07:15 – 16:40
Saturday09:15 – 18:00
Sunday09:15 – 18:00

View and illustrated line map of the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway here.

Learn more about facilities available at stations along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway and beyond by visiting National Rail Enquiries website here.

If you are boarding the trains at the unmanned stations along the line, you will be able to buy your ticket for travel on the train from the conductor.

Learn more about tickets and fares here.

Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket in advanced and download it to your phone using the Free Northern Mobile app. Click here for more information.

Station Accessibility

The train operating company, Northern Trains, is committed to making their services as accessible and easy to use as possible.

The leaflet below explains what they do to assist older and disabled passengers who travel with them. You will also find all you need to know about how to book assistance for your journey on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.

Northern Trains: Making Rail Accessible – Helping older and disabled passengers

View Northern Trains’ Policy’s and Procedure’s document for making rail travel accessible, here.

To find out more or to contact Northern Trains about travel assistance for your journey, click here.

Alternatively, call Northern Trains to book passenger assistance on 0800 138 5560. Northern’s assistance team is available 24 hours a day, 364 days a year.

View Northern Trains updated Step Free Access Map, to aid independent travel and journey planning, here.

You can also visit Northern Trains website to find out more about their Accessibility policy.

More Information

You can find out more about our stations by clicking on the station boxes below:


Settle is known as the gateway to the Three Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and is situated at the foothills of the Pennines, amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North

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Horton station is built on the ‘small station’ design. A trip up the line not only gives fantastic long scenic views across hill and dale but also the well kept stations and gardens are a delight to behold.

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Ribblehead station and the Viaduct that spans Batty Moss just to the north of the station, probably represent the very heart of the Settle-Carlisle railway line.

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Dent station is England’s highest mainline station, standing as it does at 1,150 feet above sea level and providing spectacular views of Dentdale.

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Garsdale station was previously known as Hawes Junction and redundant tracks still show the branch line to Hawes, the Wenselydale line.

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Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen is a small town in the Upper Eden Valley. The station building is a wonderful example of Midland Railway architecture at its best.

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Appleby is an attractive market town with a great deal of charm. A beautiful picturesque place to visit. The station is set fairly high above the town, with a well marked walk down to the town centre.

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Langwathby is an unmanned station having a waiting room on each platform.

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The station at Lazonby serves the two villages of Lazonby and Kirkoswald, which are approximately two miles apart.

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Armathwaite lies on the River Eden and forms part of Eden district. The original Armathwaite station building, now a private house, is a medium sized style station built from local red sandstone.

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Carlisle is a mainline station serving a number of rail companies. Carlisle is a 2000-year-old border city between England and Scotland.

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