From Sunday 15 May 2016, a Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger ticket will be available. This will reduce the cost of travel for many journeys on the Settle Carlisle line.
The offer is being introduced to encourage people to travel on the world-famous railway, which remains open while essential repairs are carried out between Appleby and Carlisle in Cumbria.
The ticket will allow travel from any station between Leeds, or Bradford Forster Square, to Appleby (via Settle) and onwards to Carlisle using the connecting replacement bus service from Appleby. The ticket will be valid for one day, with no time restrictions. It will allow passengers to get on and off the train as they wish, travelling in any direction. Priced at £15.00 for adults and £7.50 for children, this represents great value – and railcard holders (including the local Dales Railcard) will be eligible for a further 1/3 discount.
The essential engineering work is taking place at Eden Brows, near Armathwaite in Cumbria’s Eden Valley. During the severe winter storms, a massive landslip occurred which caused damage to the track. The remote location, the size of the landslide and the difficult terrain mean that this is a major project which will take several months to be completed by Network Rail.
The offer will be a fantastic opportunity for people from West Yorkshire to explore the Yorkshire Dales and beyond at a great price. It will also benefit the local residents along the line with a great value fare to Leeds and Bradford in the south and Carlisle in the north.
The Day Ranger ticket can be purchased at any staffed station ticket office, or from the guard on the train.