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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.

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Settle to Carlisle campaigners celebrate 25 years on

It's one of the World's Greatest Railway Journeys - and it was the line that refused to die.

The Settle Carlisle route was saved exactly 25 years ago and today flags were out as a special train made its way north from Leeds to Cumbria.

On board the celebration service were some of the campaigners who helped keep the scenic route open.

Fiona Armstrong joined them - and one famous face - on the memorable trip north…

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