31st October 2008

Special discounts of up to 69 % are being offered for travel this winter on one of Britain’s most spectacular railway lines.

Northern Rail and Metro are offering anyone with a West Yorkshire MetroCard or Metro English National Concessionary Pass (ENCP) the opportunity to take advantage of great discounts to travel on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.

The special offer is a day return ticket for just £8 from Leeds, Bradford Forster Square or any intermediate Metro station on the Airedale Line, travelling to anywhere on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Lancaster – Morecambe routes.

The offer runs from Monday 3 November 2008 until Saturday 14 February 2009 inclusive. MetroCard holders can travel any day of the week and weekends and Metro ENCP holders can travel anytime from Monday to Friday.

Drew Haley, Stakeholder Manager, Northern Rail, said: “These great discounts offer the ideal opportunity to visit some of the finest scenery in England with fantastic walking country and wonderful and interesting towns and villages.”

"This offer has proven very popular in previous years, and we're pleased to be able to run it again," said Metro Chairman Cllr Chris Greaves. "It's another example of how MetroCard can save rail - and bus - passengers money on journeys outside the normal working week.

"And the spectacular scenery is a photographer's paradise, which is why this year, Metro is running a photography competition through our web site at"

For further information on the offers, contact Northern Customer Relations on 0845 00 00 125.

For further information on the Settle-Carlisle route and ideas for days out visit