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Temporary end to Dales Rail Service

Updated: May 12, 2023


A long-running Sunday train service which takes Lancashire visitors to the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria is being cancelled this summer, sparking fears for its future.A long-running Sunday train service which takes Lancashire visitors to the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria is being cancelled this summer, sparking fears for the future.

The Dales Rail charter train service has run over the years on summer Sundays from stations including Blackpool, Blackburn and Clitheroe to the Settle-Carlisle line, which was saved from closure in the 1980s and includes the landmark Ribblehead Viaduct. The Lancashire Dales Rail charter services have roots going back to the 1970s. But the current availability of train drivers willing to work voluntary overtime on Sundays is a problem.



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