Return of the Staycation Express

‘The Staycation Express’ Summer 2021 season

New luxury tourist trains to run daily except Fridays this summer on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway from mid July to mid September
Following the success of ‘The Staycation Express’ last year plans are currently being finalised for the 2021 season including new rolling stock and an expanded route. Features include:
 Route expansion through to Carlisle
 A newly refurbished classic InterCity 125 train with 5 coaches
 All leather reclining first class seating
 Large pictorial windows and power points
 Enhanced catering buffet counter and premium ‘at seat’ dining car
 Dynamic fare pricing with excellent value fares
 Covid secure Perspex screens between every bay of seats
 New branding and livery
The train will run two return trips a day between Skipton, Settle, Appleby and Carlisle daily except Fridays between mid-July and early September (dates/times/fares still to be finalised)
The rough timings are:
0930 Appleby to Skipton 1130 Skipton to Carlisle
1500 Carlisle to Skipton 1730 Skipton to Appleby
The journey time from Skipton to Appleby is 1h 20m and to Carlisle 1h 55m
We anticipate making further announcements regarding the train livery, exact timetable and on-board service offerings in April.
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