Settle to Carlisle railway
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Settle to Carlisle railway 'thriving' 30 years after closure plans

Thirty years ago British Rail announced plans to close the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the last great main lines of the Victorian era.

But campaigners fought hard to save it and, after a long struggle, they succeeded.

Now it is a thriving passenger and freight route, clocking up 1.2 million journeys a year.

Spencer Stokes reports.

  • 12 Dec 2013