News Archive

29 August 2010

An Argos van hit the bridge at Kirkby Stephen West station on 26th August.  Below is an eye witness account from David Singleton, FoSCL's Guided Walks Coordinator.

"Yesterday (Thursday) 15.20 at Kirkby Stephen station.  We'd just arrived back from 'reccying...

20 August 2010

We have received an update from Network Rail on planned infrastructure work at two stations on the S&C..

In addition to the work at Garsdale the car park at Armathwaite will be slightly extended and resurfaced. Extra lighting will be installed, heritage lamps of course. Two further...

08 August 2010

There has been a record turnout so far this year for the archaeology summer tour programme of the Ribblehead Viaduct and Blea Moor Tunnel area, run by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line.  Everyone is welcome on these free walks, and they provide a fascinating insight into how the...

26 July 2010

As of last Friday (23rd July) much of the netting under the roof of Carlisle Station, together with the dead pigeons entangled in it which had caused so much concern to rail passengers, had been removed. 
 
We understand that this and the improvement of the area in front of...

01 July 2010

Network Rail's restoration and refurbishment of Garsdale Station was recognised last year with a National Rail Heritage Award.  FoSCL contributed £10,000 towards the cost, which funded the display boards inside the two waiting rooms.  These high quality displays tell the...

30 June 2010

Work is scheduled to begin on the planned enhancements to the area in front of Platforms 5 and 6 at Carlisle Citadel Station the second week in July.
 
This will include a "gateway" to the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Hadrian's Wall line, plus a new seating area...

19 March 2010

The S&C section of Michael Portillo's widely acclaimed TV series on great rail journeys is still available to watch on YouTube.  It's split into several sections because YouTube only allows a maximum of 10 minutes per entry.  Just click on these links to see it:

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