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Settle (New Station) (1876-1879)
Settle (1879-)

Station code: SET National Rail
Where: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England
Opened on the Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway).


This is a two platform station in the south west of the town of Settle. The main station building is on the southbound platform. The town is also served by the more distant Giggleswick station further to the west.

The goods yard was to the south on the east side of the line, with a looped line, cattle pens and goods shed. The signal box was to the south of the station, located between the running lines and goods yard.

The signal box closed in 1984 and was relocated further north in 1997 and subsequently restored. It can be found behind the south end of the southbound platform.

The station is notable for the converted former water tank which can be seen on the east side of the station's road entry.



Chronology Dates

20/01/1960Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
5 are killed when the motion of a Britannia locomotive loosens and falls off on the opposite track leading to the derailment of a train at Settle.

News items

22/11/2023Settle-Carlisle line: Plans to increase number of steam train specials [News and Star]
11/05/2023Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company joins Community Rail Week [News and Star]
01/03/2023Making memories along the Settle-Carlisle Railway [News and Star]
18/01/2023Rail strikes cost UK £1bn and settling would have been cheaper, minister admits [The Guardian]
02/01/2023Price of remote railwayman's cottage beside the Settle to Carlisle line in the Yorkshire Dales drops by £50,000 as it struggles to attract offers [Yorkshire Post]
21/07/2022General Manager vacancy - Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company [Community Rail Network]
21/05/202230th anniversary steam train departing from a station near you [News and Star]
24/02/2022Historic station building on Settle to Carlisle Railway to be turned into holiday let [Yorkshire Post]
10/12/2021Railway restoration for historic Settle to Carlisle signal box [Network Rail]
18/10/2021Book of the Week: Settle & Carlise Revival [Railways Illustrated]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The Lake Counties v. 14 (Regional Railway History)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Carlisle (Rail Centres)
Line by Line - the Settle & Carlisle
Midlands & North West (Railway Track Diagrams)

On Either Side - the Settle-Carlisle Line: A guide for rail travellers on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line: 4

The Leeds, Settle & Carlisle Railway: The Midland Route to Scotland

The Line That Refused to Die

The Settle and Carlisle Line: A Nostalgic Trip Along the Whole Route from Hellifield to Carlisle (British Railways Past and Present Companion)