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Repairs to the landslip at Eden Brows north of Armathwaite on the Settle to Carlisle line are now complete and the line reopened on Friday 31st March 2017.

The 2017 DalesRail service will operate from Sunday 21st May 2017 and on each Sunday until 10th September 2017.

The timetable has been published and can be viewed and downloaded on the timetable page. Northern have confirmed that the fares for 2017 are remaining the same as last year and these can be see on the fares page.

The Lancashire Rail Ramblers have completed the guided walks programme for the 17 Sundays the service operates and this can be viewed and downloaded on the walks 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.

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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