The Settle-Carlisle Line is fully open again.


For over a year we'd been suffering the aftermath of the catastrophic floods and landslides of the winter of 2015-16, but thanks to heroic efforts by Network Rail and their contractors Story Rail, the line re-opened fully on 31st March.

The timetable from 31st March is available here

Now that we have a full train service again, would you like a Dales Railcard to save you 1/3 on the cost of fares?  There's a half price offer available until 20 May 2017. Probably the best rail fare deal anywhere!  So if you live in an eligible postcode area and purchase online through the Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Co website.  Not eligible?  No problem if you're a FoSCL member, order a FoSCL Dales Railcard.  And if you're not already a member, do join us online - click here for details. 

It's the last few weeks of the £15 Settle-Carlisle Day Ranger ticket, from 21st May it doubles in price!  See http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/new-day-ranger-ticket/

You can learn more about the massive slow-moving landslip at Eden Brows, by viewing Network Rail's excellent video covering the entire project to date, click here. There's still work to be done on the embankment below the impressive steel and concrete structure than now supports the tracks, but the line is now safe and sound. 

Now on to more good news.

For freight, the Arcow Quarry near Horton-in-Ribblesdale has been connected to the Settle-Carlisle Line by a new siding, the first new connection to the line for many years.  See http://www.foscl.org.uk/scrca/structure-summary/240950 for photo and full description.

FoSCL and the S&C family are planning events at every station along the Settle-Carlisle line during the course of 2017, to celebrate the reopening. 

Webcams: see in real time what's happening at Ribblehead, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Kirkby Stephen.  A great view of the famous viaduct and the railway track leading to it, and of three of the Settle-Carlisle stations.  See for yourself here.

And finally, want to know more about the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and what we do?  You can start with About Us...



Last updated by Richard Morris on 02/04/2017
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