Carlisle Settle line saved from closure 25 years ago

The Carlisle Settle line was saved from closer 25 years ago today.

This footage is taken from a 1982 documentary voiced by Alan Cartner on the railway line.


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.