Settle-Carlisle Line reopens

By richard.morris / Fri, 31/03/2017 - 17:55

As of 31st March, the line is fully open again.  A normal timetable is in operation.  On Friday 31st March, people flocked to the lineside to see Flying Scotsman travel from Keighley to Carlisle and back. 

The 0550 from Carlisle was the first train southbound and was packed with people wanting to take part in a historic occasion, not to mention all the media recording the event.

And the trains were packed throughout the day, a sure sign of the importance of the line to local people. 

Full reopening of the Line, 31st March

By richard.morris / Thu, 23/03/2017 - 17:57

There will be several special events on Friday 31st March to celebrate the full reopening of the Settle-Carlisle Line. 

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway are organising a special excursion hauled by Flying Scotsman from Keighley to Carlisle and return.  This train is already fully booked.  Timings have still not been announced but keep an eye on 

Settle-Carlisle DVDs to be broadcast on Sky TV

By richard.morris / Fri, 10/02/2017 - 15:54

The producers of two of our DVDs, Creative Imagineers Ltd, have secured transmissions on one of the Sky channels for both A Journey on The Settle Carlisle Railway and The Saving of The Settle-Carlisle Railway.

The channel is taking more than 15 hours of programming from them, with multiple transmissions over the three year period of the contract. Hopefully, the programmes will provide a small reminder that this spectacular railway is a wonderful day out, and help to reinvigorate it after the re-opening.

Tickets for Tornado selling fast

By richard.morris / Sat, 28/01/2017 - 14:02

February 14th, 15th and 16th on the Settle Carlisle railway.

Twelve Northern services will be steam-hauled, seven-carriage trains. They will pass over the ‘roof of England’ behind Britain’s newest steam locomotive, Tornado. The world-famous line carves its way through the spectacular scenery of Cumbria’s Eden Valley, the Yorkshire Dales and crosses the majestic Ribblehead viaduct.

Valentine's Week Treat on the S&C

By richard.morris / Mon, 16/01/2017 - 18:56

There is a very big Valentine's Week treat in store on February 14, 15 and 16 on the world famous Settle-Carlisle railway.

On those three days a total of twelve scheduled Northern services will be replaced by eight coach steam hauled trains.   Four trains each day will traverse the line over the 'roof of England' hauled by Britain's newest steam locomotive Tornado.

Flying Scotsman to reopen the S&C

By richard.morris / Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:25

Settle & Carlisle Re-opening Special

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce the running of a commemorative railtour from Oxenhope to Carlisle on 31st March behind ‘Flying Scotsman’, in conjunction with Northern, Network Rail and Friends of the Settle & Carlisle. The train, which will be operated by West Coast Railways, will form part of the re-opening celebrations of the Settle & Carlisle line which is scheduled to re-open on this day.

Ride2stride walking festival 2017

By david.singleton / Tue, 03/01/2017 - 23:17

The 4th annual ride2stride festival will take place between 25th April and 1st May 2017


ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.

It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.