Friday 5 March 2021

Staycation Express Will Return for 2021

According to the Rail Charter Services website, trains will run again on the Settle & Carlisle line during the summer period of 2021.


The company say they have exciting plans for 2021 including an expanded route, new livery and new on-board services.

Last years services which ran between Appleby and Skipton were judged to be such a success that the company are now planning new extended services that reach Carlisle.

A 2+5 HST in a new livery will run trains from Skipton to Carlisle.

The full train will feature First-class seating with COVID-secure perspex screens separating seating areas. Enhanced catering facilities with at-seat dining will be offered as well as a buffet counter being offered.

Services will run between Skipton, Settle, Appleby and Carlisle will run every day (except Fridays) from Mid-July to Early September. Approximate timings below.

  • 0930 Appleby to Skipton
  • 1130 Skipton to Carlisle
  • 1500 Carlisle to Skipton
  • 1730 Skipton to Appleby

Click here 
to register for special fares on the all new Staycation Express, coming to England’s most scenic line in 2021!