News Archive

19 November 2011

Carlisle MP John Stevenson has launched the UK's first dedicated iPhone app to act as an on-train guide for passengers. Speaking at an event at Carlisle's Hallmark Hotel, he described the 21st century communication technology behind the app as today's equivalent of what the...

27 October 2011

FELLSMAN
 
Wednesday 6 June then every Wednesday from 4 July - 29 August
Departing From:
 
Lancaster 08.05/20.20 Preston 08.35/19.25 Bamber Bridge 08.50/ 19.05 Blackburn 09.05/18.50 Clitheroe 09.35/18.20 Long Preston (near Settle) 10.50/17.25
 ...

26 October 2011

 

A great winter offer from Northern Rail

for Dales Railcard holders

 
 
*A £6.50 flat-fare adult day return ticket (Period return & single...

08 October 2011

Walking - a Social, environmental and economic priority. 
 
A one day conference to be held on Wednesday 16th November 2011 in the Victoria Hall, Saltaire.  Booking deadline October 31st.
 
SCENE Members - £10, Non-Members £15,  Non-...

04 October 2011

Thieves who stole signalling cable caused major disruption to trains in the Leeds area on Sunday morning 2nd October.  The theft which took place in the Micklefield area meant that no trains departed from Leeds until around 10 am.  This included the 09.00 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle service...

19 September 2011

The closure of Settle Station ticket office is being considered in the McNulty Report on value for money in the rail industry, published in April this year.  As Chairman of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line, I have written to the Editor of the Craven Herald as follows:
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29 August 2011

A series of 10 short 'postcard' self guided walks has been published by the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line.  Each postcard describes a short circular walk from one of the stations along the line and is aimed at encouraging visitors to explore the immediate vicinity of the...

16 August 2011

One hundred station name signs are up for grabs in an online auction being organised by ImageRail, based at Kirkby Stephen Station.
The signs are aluminium and date from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.  Roughly half are from stations in the north of England and include Armathwaite...

21 June 2011

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...

16 June 2011

The latest edition of Rail magazine has a first class 8-page feature on the Settle-Carlisle Line by well-known journalist Steve Broadbent.  In it he quotes extensively from my predecessor as FoSCL Chairman, Mark Rand, and myself. 
 
There are also some excellent...