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New Settle Carlisle Day Ranger ticket

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http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/new-day-ranger-ticket/

12 May 2016
NEW Day Ranger Ticket


From Sunday 15 May 2016, a Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger ticket will be available. This will reduce the cost of travel for many journeys on the Settle Carlisle line.

The offer is being introduced to encourage people to travel on the world-famous railway, which remains open while essential repairs are carried out between Appleby and Carlisle in Cumbria.

The ticket will allow travel from any station between Leeds, or Bradford Forster Square, to Appleby (via Settle) and onwards to Carlisle using the connecting replacement bus service from Appleby. The ticket will be valid for one day, with no time restrictions. It will allow passengers to get on and off the train as they wish, travelling in any direction. Priced at £15.00 for adults and £7.50 for children, this represents great value – and railcard holders (including the local Dales Railcard) will be eligible for a further 1/3 discount.

The essential engineering work is taking place at Eden Brows, near Armathwaite in Cumbria’s Eden Valley. During the severe winter storms, a massive landslip occurred which caused damage to the track. The remote location, the size of the landslide and the difficult terrain mean that this is a major project which will take several months to be completed by Network Rail.

The offer will be a fantastic opportunity for people from West Yorkshire to explore the Yorkshire Dales and beyond at a great price. It will also benefit the local residents along the line with a great value fare to Leeds and Bradford in the south and Carlisle in the north.

The Day Ranger ticket can be purchased at any staffed station ticket office, or from the guard on the train.
 
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Now that is a good offer. I think the route's been crying out for it for a while.

My only qualm is that they could do with having something similar for the Little North Western as well.
 

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I wonder if this is a temporary offer or a permanent fare...
 

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I was wondering the same thing. I wouldn't be surprised if it was only while the line was affected by the ongoing work. Still, if I am right, it would be nice to think that it would be seen as successful enough to continue with it.
 

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Now that is a good offer. I think the route's been crying out for it for a while.

My only qualm is that they could do with having something similar for the Little North Western as well.

Completely agree on both points. Great offer and I can even use my Dales Railcard :)
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I wonder if this is a temporary offer or a permanent fare...

It's a worry. If I recall correctly there used to be a similar product a few years ago which suddenly disappeared!
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I was wondering the same thing. I wouldn't be surprised if it was only while the line was affected by the ongoing work. Still, if I am right, it would be nice to think that it would be seen as successful enough to continue with it.

The old northern franchise was very good at marketing ranger and rover products. Hopefully the new incumbents will be too.
 

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Interesting, indeed there was a similar product on sale a few years back, I remember it being taken off sale sadly.
 

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It is very good value, the previous S&C day ranger which disappeared 4 years ago was £28.00 and was only valid to/from Skipton.
 

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Cheapest walk up LDS - CAR (S and C) appears to be 28.60 and it doesn't look like there are any advances available on the line, so very good value indeed, even if you're just making a single end to end journey.
 

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Cheapest walk up LDS - CAR (S and C) appears to be 28.60 and it doesn't look like there are any advances available on the line, so very good value indeed, even if you're just making a single end to end journey.

There were advances on the S&C before the landslip and the fare is still shown on BRFares (£11.50 or £13.50 single LDS-CAR) so maybe they'll be put back on when the line reopens.
 

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I think the Advances were introduced relatively recently. When I first travelled on the line in, I think 2003 or 2004, there weren't any, so I had to pay for a walk up return from Leeds to Carlisle
 

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I think the Advances were introduced relatively recently. When I first travelled on the line in, I think 2003 or 2004, there weren't any, so I had to pay for a walk up return from Leeds to Carlisle

Yeah - the advances have only been about for a couple of years.
 

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I wonder if this is a temporary offer or a permanent fare...

If only I'd seen this thread yesterday afternoon - Northern looked to be having a meet the manager event at Leeds and I could have asked them then !
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It's a worry. If I recall correctly there used to be a similar product a few years ago which suddenly disappeared.

I think it ended up being not much cheaper than the Leeds - Carlisle return, which would have made it less useful than it could have been !
 

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I have been told from a reliable source who has been advised by Northern that this day ranger will only be available whilst the line is closed beyond Appleby, it will then be withdrawn.
 

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Completely agree on both points. Great offer and I can even use my Dales Railcard :)
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It's a worry. If I recall correctly there used to be a similar product a few years ago which suddenly disappeared!
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The old northern franchise was very good at marketing ranger and rover products. Hopefully the new incumbents will be too.

I have been told from a reliable source who has been advised by Northern that this day ranger will only be available whilst the line is closed beyond Appleby, it will then be withdrawn.

That's a shame.

Still, fill yer boots while it lasts !
 
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Suspiciously cheap. Appleby to Leeds return is £27.70 - I wonder if the ticket office will advise of the ranger if someone asks for that...
 

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Suspiciously cheap. Appleby to Leeds return is £27.70 - I wonder if the ticket office will advise of the ranger if someone asks for that...

Richmond Commuter in peace! Why are you suspicious? Honest question by the way :) I would have thought that this offer would be advertised throughout the West Riding in order to encourage people to travel along the line.
 

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Had a friend up visiting from London and we both used this excellent offer for a day out on the S&C.

It's nice to be able to congratulate a TOC for a good product. Hopefully they will consider something more permanent when the work is completed
 

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Richmond Commuter in peace! Why are you suspicious? Honest question by the way :) I would have thought that this offer would be advertised throughout the West Riding in order to encourage people to travel along the line.

I merely meant suspicious in the sense that it probably won't remain permanently, which the evidence now seems to suggest is the case.
 

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Reading between the lines, I suspect that the out and back day trip market has tailed off (although much of the most distinctive scenery on the S&C has already been passed by the time you reach Appleby), and Northern are looking to the walkers to top up receipts- £15 compares very favourably with £20+ for Leeds-Ribblehead, for example.
 

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Just a thought - don't forget there's the Johnson Press £10 Northern offer at the moment which is valid until 17th July but it's not valid before 08.45am M-F.
 

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Hi all, bit of a technical question here.

As many will know, tickets to Settle or Giggleswick from the Leeds direction are interchangeable due to an easement.

Does anybody know whether this is the case for the new S&C rover, I.e. can one use it to catch a train South from Giggleswick.

This is quite important as the last train South from Settle on a Sunday evening is very early, but one can enjoy an early evening in Settle by catching the last train back from Giggleswick.
 

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Hi all, bit of a technical question here.

As many will know, tickets to Settle or Giggleswick from the Leeds direction are interchangeable due to an easement.

Does anybody know whether this is the case for the new S&C rover, I.e. can one use it to catch a train South from Giggleswick.

This is quite important as the last train South from Settle on a Sunday evening is very early, but one can enjoy an early evening in Settle by catching the last train back from Giggleswick.

I doubt that the guard would question it if you explained the situation. I have broken my journey at Settle and resumed it at Giggleswick without any questions asked. Some might argue that Settle and Giggleswick stations are only interchangeable as a destination or origin, rather than a break-of-journey point or on a rover that strictly only covers the S&C line, though. If the guard disagrees then at worst, all you'll have to do is buy a £2.90 single from Giggleswick to Long Preston. Maybe you should email Northern and get a definitive answer in writing?

I think that they should rename Giggleswick as "Settle Parkway" and introduce a Settle Stations group :)
 
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I doubt that the guard would question it if you explained the situation. I have broken my journey at Settle and resumed it at Giggleswick without any questions asked. Some might argue that Settle and Giggleswick stations are only interchangeable as a destination or origin, rather than a break-of-journey point or on a rover that strictly only covers the S&C line, though. If the guard disagrees then at worst, all you'll have to do is buy a £2.90 single from Giggleswick to Long Preston. Maybe you should email Northern and get a definitive answer in writing?

I think that they should rename Giggleswick as "Settle Parkway" and introduce a Settle Stations group :)

Indeed.

In the absence of any of the Northern Rail contingent confirming or denying, I will probably email.
 

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I've seen the link to the Settle Carlisle website above, giving details of the Rover, but is there any Northern publicity with details of the offer? I've Googled it but can't find it.
I wanted to check which stations which are included in this offer at the Southern end, eg is Ilkley included?
 

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I've seen the link to the Settle Carlisle website above, giving details of the Rover, but is there any Northern publicity with details of the offer? I've Googled it but can't find it.
I wanted to check which stations which are included in this offer at the Southern end, eg is Ilkley included?

I'm afraid I've only seen what's been reported on here.
 
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