News Archive

03 April 2015

Network Rail has suspended West Coast Railways from operating anywhere on the national rail network following a serious SPAD (signal passed at danger) event earlier this year.
On March 7, the 1635 West Coast Railways ‘Cathedrals Express’ (Bristol Temple Meads-Southend East) -...

15 December 2014

Carlisle Citadel Station has been recognised as one of national historical importance in a new book 'The English railway station'.  Author Stephen Parissien says that "Union stations, unifying different railway companies’ lines in one terminus, were common in America and...

25 November 2014

FoSCL has recently launched its Prospectus for the next franchise and beyond.  We are currently putting our plans to the short listed bidders.  It won't happen tomorrow, but we expect that bit by bit we'...

21 November 2014

FoSCL is supporting calls to re-open the Waverley Line in full from Edinburgh to Carlisle.  The support was given by chairman Richard Morris when he addressed the AGM of the Campaign for Borders Rail.  A report in the Cumberland News 21 November gives the story.  Also in the...

12 November 2014

For late night shopping, going to the cinema or a meal in Carlisle, or a connection from other destinations, an additional late evening service will run from Carlisle to Kirkby Stephen on the following Thursdays up to Christmas.

Thursday evenings from Carlisle to...

12 November 2014

The 2015 AGM will be held in the Victoria Hall, Settle on Saturday 18th April.

Nominations for the committee officers (Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) and committee members - suitably prposed and seconded - should be received on or before Monday 7th January 2015 by:

Paul Kampen...

20 October 2014

£8.50 flat fare day return ticket available for Dales Railcard holders

Can be accompanied by up to four children for a flat fare of £4.25 each


2 November to 28 November 2014

27 December 2014 to 13 February 2015

23 February to 28 March...

04 June 2014

Celebrating 25 Years of Saving the Settle-Carlisle Railway.

27th to 29th June

Dentdale Music and Beer Festival and the Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line will be coming together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the saving of the Settle-Carlisle Railway. We are proud to announce...

11 May 2014

Northern Dalesman bus link 2014

Photo: John Carey

FoSCL are supporting the Northern Dalesman bus link every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until October 19th 2014. The bus connects with...

27 April 2014


Stop at Kirkby Stephen Station on Saturday 10th May between 10am and 4pm to meet and buy the work of some local artists and crafters.  Items include wonderful S&C and local photography and the finest pencil drawings available as prints and cards, up-cycled furniture and...