Tickets for the historic visit of Tornado to the Settle and Carlisle line are now all but sold out.  

The 10.45am Skipton to Appleby services and the 2.57pm Appleby to Skipton services are completely sold out across the three days and Northern anticipates these services will be significantly oversubscribed given the large number of non-reserved tickets which have already been bought. 

There are still a small number of reservable seats available for the 5.15pm Skipton to Appleby services on some days of operation and overall ticket sales suggest these services will be the least busy. However, all services remain popular are there are no guarantees any customer will be able to board Tornado without a reservation.

Anyone who wants to guarantee a seat on one of the services is strongly advised to reserve a place as soon as possible.

Paul Barnfield, Regional Director at Northern said: “It is great to see so many people supporting this historic venture.

“We always knew that the first timetabled steam services in the UK for 50 years would be extremely popular, but the demand for tickets has been phenomenal.

“Those who have pre-booked reservations will be guaranteed their place on the relevant service, but for those who have unreserved standard tickets access to the services will be on a first come, first served basis. We strongly advise those who want to travel to arrive early as there will be a formal queuing process in place.”