Northern is proud to announce the return of the DalesRail service between Blackpool and Carlisle.
The service returns on Sunday 19 May and will re-link Lancashire with the Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley.
Taking place every Sunday until 9 September, the DalesRail service offers train enthusiasts and ramblers alike from Fylde and East Lancashire the opportunity to take in the famous Settle to Carlisle line and Yorkshire Dales.
Richard Watts, Chair of Community Rail Lancashire said: “DalesRail is simply the best way to enjoy the iconic Settle Carlisle line with direct trains from Lancashire. What’s more, it also offers the opportunity to keep fit with over 50 guided walks available over the 17 Sundays. These walks will be led by experienced volunteer walk leaders from Lancashire Rail Ramblers.”
Martin Keating, Interim Stakeholder Manager for Northern, said: “I would like to thank Community Rail Lancashire, the Settle and Carlisle Community Rail Partnership and the Lancashire Rail Ramblers in working with Northern on delivery DalesRail. This is an offering we’re proud of and will offer a direct link to some exciting leisure opportunities for our customers.”
Richard Watts, added: “Community Rail Lancashire and the East Lancashire and Clitheroe Line Community Rail Partnerships are delighted to be working with Northern, the Lancashire Rail Ramblers and the Settle Carlisle Partnership in supporting this special service and helping people access by the rail the beautiful Dales and Eden Valley countryside.”
To find out more about DalesRail, visit www.dalesrail.com.