Plans for DalesRail in 2019 are well underway and the season will run from Sunday 19th May until Sunday 8th September 2019 inclusively.
The timetable has been agreed provisionally and will be the same as the 2018 season and can be seen on the timetable page by clicking this link DalesRail Timetable or using the navigation buttons at top right of this page.
Northern have confirmed that the fares will be frozen for this year and these can be seen on the fares page by clicking this link DalesRail Fares or by using the navigation buttons at the top right of this page.
Community Rail Lancashire and Northern are planning to have a launch event at the start of the 2019 season and this will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the re-opening of the line to passengers between Blackburn & Clitheroe.
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 2017 and will restart on Sundays during May 2018. 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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