News Archive

02 June 2016

Following the successful 'slow TV' episodes featuring canal journeys and sled rides BBC4 has commissioned a third programme which will feature the 'Northern Dalesman' bus service from Richmond in N Yorkshire to Ingleton.  River valleys, ancient meadows, agricultural pastures...

29 January 2016

Network Rail has announced that the railway between Carlisle and Appleby will be completely closed "for many months" whilst work is being undertaken in the Armathwaite area, where there was a landslip in December.  Trains are running between Leeds and Appleby to a revised...

20 January 2016

The newly refurbished Flying Scotsman will not be hauling the Cumbrian Mountain Express this Saturday 23 January due to problems discovered with the locomotive's braking system.  A statement from the Railway Touring Company explains that problems were discovered on recent trips on the...

28 October 2015

Once again Dales Railcard and West Yorkshire Metro card holders will be able to benefit from winter travel offers on the Settle to Carlisle Line.

Holders of Dales Railcards will be able to travel for a flat fee on specified dates.  For travel on the Settle-Carlisle line including to/...

01 October 2015

Engineering work is unfortunately likely to cause major disruption to weekend travel during October.  On Saturdays 10th and 17th and Sundays 11th and 18th there will be no trains between Leeds and Skipton. Buses will replace trains between these stations.

On Saturday 24th, Sunday...

01 October 2015

The legendary Flying Scotsman will be making a trip along the Settle Carlisle Railway early in 2016 as part of its testing following a £4.2 million pound restoration led by by the National Railway Museum.

The locomotive will be hauling the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express on January...

30 August 2015

The Pennine Way, England's longest National Trail, celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.  FoSCL's own programme of free guided walks often use sections of the route as it passes through the western Dales.

To celebrate this anniversary a number of FoSCL Guided...

23 June 2015

The small gardens of Armathwaite are open again this weekend, 27-28 June.  Come by train to Armathwaite station!

For details see http://www.opengardens.co.uk/open_gardens.php?id=750

17 June 2015

Another fantastic success for the Settle-Carlisle Ride2Stride walking festival; read the report here .  More visitors than ever, from overseas too.  Great events and a real boost to the local...

16 May 2015

According to http://railwayherald.com

Network Rail has confirmed that it reinstated West Coast Railway Company's track access agreement as of 00:01 this morning (8th May), five weeks after suspending the organisation over safety...