Public Transport: free bus link!
If you are local to Cheltenham you may well have spotted a double-decker bus operated by local family firm Marchants that carries huge images of GWSR trains on the sides and back. Well, this wonderful bus was 'wrapped' with GWSR pictures taken by Jack Boskett earlier this year as part of an arrangement with the bus company after the GWSR helped them out when they had to leave their Cheltenham depot at short notice in the middle of the lockdown.
If you are coming to the 40th Anniversary gala by train you can trave by this wonderfully decorated bus from Cheltenham Spa Station to the GWSR's Cheltenham Racecourse Station on both days. What's more, it's FREE!!
The timetable will be published soon but you certainly won't miss the right bus - just look for a double decker with a huge image of 7903 Foremarke Hall crossing Stanway Viaduct on the side. Everyone says 'you can't miss it' but honestly, you really can't miss this one!!