News Archive

02 April 2013

No railway line has been written about more than the Settle–Carlisle. The story of its construction by an indomitable army of navvies, and subsequent dramas when trains began to use the track, have become legendary. But just how many of these familiar stories are true?

 

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01 April 2013

Several Virgin Voyagers have been seen on the Settle-Carlisle Line over the Easter weekend.  Unusually, we haven't been able to get detailed timetabling information from our usual sources so haven't been able to notify people in advance.  The Virgin web site doesn't say...

22 March 2013

Both FoSCL walks planned for Saturday 23 March have reluctantly been cancelled.  At the time of writing snow is falling over much of the region and more is forecast during the next 24 hours.
We are not aware of any disruption to train services but for up to date information please...

20 March 2013

Ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the Settle-Carlisle railway line. It’s a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley. The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along...

05 March 2013

The BBC spent a day filming on the Settle-Carlisle line last November.  The piece was broadcast on the 5th March.
The film showed One Show’s ‘Street Barber’ Michael Douglas in action.  The BBC claims that there is nowhere he won’t cut hair – and this...

03 March 2013

On 27 March 1963, British Railways Board published the report Reshaping Britain’s Railways. It led to the systematic closure of lines and stations, and transformed our railway network. The report was written by the then British Railways Chairman Dr Richard Beeching and the closures became...

24 February 2013

After 14 years, the tried and trusted Settle-Carlisle Partnership web site, www.settle-carlisle.co.uk, has been comprehensively updated.
 
That's the one that tells you all you need to know about the Settle-Carlisle Line. ...

21 February 2013

Strategy for the next Northern England franchise and beyond

Summary
 
We and our partners have greatly increased the number of passengers travelling between Settle and Carlisle.  With better rolling stock we could further develop passenger traffic....

22 January 2013

Engineering work during February and March will mean rail replacement buses will operate on Sundays between various stations.  Following discussions between Northern and Dalesbus the buses operating between Ribblehead and Garsdale will stop in Hawes as detailed below.
 
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02 January 2013

The latest programme of guided walks for January to June 2013 has been published and leaflets giving full details of all the walks are being distributed to stations, tourist information offices, and other outlets etc.
FoSCL volunteers lead guided walks from stations up and down the line (...