CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


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The DalesRail season for 2019 has now finished, and what a great year it has been with 1882 people using the service over the 17 Sundays. To give a taster of what DalesRail is all about a promotional video has been made for Commmunity Rail Lancashire by Nodrog (Gordon Head) and this can be seen below:


Preparations are underway for the 2020 season and the timetable, walks programme and fares will be uploaded as soon as they are available. The DalesRail Country gallery has been added to over this season and can be seen on this link DalesRail Gallery or using the navigation buttons at top right of this page.


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.



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