25 years since Carlisle Settle railway line was saved

The Carlisle Settle railway line was saved 25 years ago today Credit: PA

Celebrations are due to begin to mark 25 years since the Carlisle to Settle railway line was saved.

It had been threatened with closure since the early 1980s until Michael Portillo, the transport secretary at the time, saved it.

A commemorative train ride will take place later this morning.

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25 years since Carlisle Settle line saved

Celebrations are due to begin to mark 25 years since the Carlisle to Settle railway line was saved. It had been threatened with closure since the early 1980s until Michael Portillo, the transport secretary at the time, saved it.