RUNNING from Blackpool through Blackburn, Ribblehead, and on to Carlisle, DalesRail is one of the best train journeys you can make to see the Yorkshire Dales. 

However, this year the service is under threat. DalesRail is operated under Community Rail Lancashire, which works with Northern Rail to offer seasonal services in the region. 

Each summer the DalesRail service provides a link between Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley, and Carlisle. 

The service has been axed this summer due to a lack of available drivers, according to the South Lakes MP Tim Farron. 

When Parliament returns later this month, Mr Farron will table a motion in the House of Commons in an attempt to drum up cross-party support from MPs in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Mr Farron's Early Day Motion will call on Northern to make sure the service is not cut indefinitely, as it means people from Lancashire can visit the area without driving.

He said: "The Dales Rail service is massively important to Cumbria’s visitor economy and particularly for the areas on the Settle-Carlisle line including Garsdale, Dent, Kirkby Stephen and Appleby.

"That’s why I’m asking MPs from Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire from all parties to back my motion."