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Due to a landslip at Eden Brows north of Armathwaite the Settle to Carlisle line is blocked beyond Appleby. Repairs are underway but no date has been confirmed for resumption of the full service.

The DalesRail service will operate as normal to Appleby with a replacement bus service to/from Carlisle. Some guided walks may be amended or postponed – please check the website for regular updates or speak to the stewards on the train.

Lancashire DalesRail is simply the best way to spend a Sunday! The service links Lancashire with the scenic Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley. Starting from the coastal resort of Blackpool, DalesRail passes through Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Bamber Bridge, Blackburn, Whalley and Clitheroe before travelling along the famous Settle to Carlisle line and terminating in the historic border city of Carlisle.

The journey from Settle takes in the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, passes through Blea Moor tunnel and crosses the top of Dentdale and Garsdale before passing into the more pastoral Eden Valley and the lovely town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. You can enjoy all this, and more, from the comfort of a modern diesel train.

DalesRail is much more than a scenic train ride, it is an integrated package providing a full day out. You will find information about the many places that can be visited; the extensive guided walk programme led by experienced leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers and the coach links that extend the rail journey to places the train cannot reach.

DalesRail has finished for 2016 and will restart on Sundays during May 2017. Details of the timetable, fares and operating days will be published as soon as they are available. Why not use the contact us section to let us know what you like (or dislike!) about DalesRail and ideas for how the service might be improved in the future?


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