News Archive

18 December 2012

Rucksack Readers have recently published a brand new book detailing a walk that follows the entire S&C from Settle to Carlisle.
It's written by Vivienne Crow, a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for the outdoors.  Based in north Cumbria, she has...

22 November 2012

We’re delighted that, from December,
there will be an extra Sunday service
in each direction between Leeds and
Carlisle. We’ve long hoped for this as
Sunday trains can be quite busy throughout
the year. The start from Sheffield in the

01 November 2012

Northern Rail have announced a great offer for holders of Dales Railcards. Between 5 November and 24 February, a flat-fare day return ticket for only £7.00 and you can take up to 4 accompanying children for £3.50 each.

25 September 2012

Following this morning's closure of the line due to weather/track conditions, the line has re-opened.
Trains will continue to be the subject of some delays and cancellations.
Check live departure boards at...

25 September 2012

Heavy rain overnight has caused flooding in Stainforth Tunnel and in the Smardale area, leading to cancellation of all northbound trains as at 9 am. 
At Smardale the down line is blocked by 300 yards of floodwater.  There is a report of a landslip affecting the up...

19 July 2012

Richard Morris, FoSCL Chairman, and Douglas Hodgins, Chairman of the Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company, were privileged to spend half an hour with Theresa Villiers, Minister of State for Transport, together with John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle.  It's thanks to him and his PA...

16 July 2012

The popularity of the “Fellsman” trains running every Wednesday through the summer from Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe & Long Preston continue unabated for its fourth season with the first eight trains all fully booked and over 440 passengers on each, the remaining two...

04 July 2012

Torrential downpours across northern England on Thursday 27th June caused landslides between Lancaster and Carlisle, closing the West Coast Main Line.  The East Coast Main Line was also closed near Berwick.  The only north-south through route remaining open was the Settle-Carlisle Line...

01 June 2012

The 'History' area of the FoSCL website now features four sections, each with a different historical theme:

  1. History of FoSCL: The origins and development of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line.
  2. Building the line: The...
19 May 2012

Appleby Chamber of Trade have invested in three electric bikes for hire.  Click here for further information.