BlogEventsOpening to Broadway - 30 March to 2 April 2018

Opening to Broadway - 30 March to 2 April 2018


After 58 years public train services will again run to Broadway Station! Thanks to the tireless work of our volunteers over many years we are delighted to open a further stretch of our line so you will be able to travel over 14 miles from the historic village of Broadway all the way to our Race Course Station at the town of Cheltenham.


Stop press: We have put in place an additional train service for this period which departs from Cheltenham. We now have trains starting their journies from both Broadway and Cheltenham at 0940, plus a third train starting from Toddington at 1100.

Over these 4 special days we will be running an intensive timetable with hourly departures from Cheltenham and Broadway. Please note that trains will not be calling at Gotherington or Hayles Abbey Halt during this period. You can download the timetable from here.


Please note that, although you'll be able to buy tickets on the day at our station booking offices, we strongly recommend that you buy the special tickets online to avoid long queues at the booking offices. Shareholders' and Members' ticket vouchers, together with all other concession tickets and passes, will not be valid for travel between 30 March and 2 April. Similarly, there will be no group-travel discounts over this period. All trains are going to be very busy so, whilst we are adding extra coaches and providing extra trains, purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat! Please arrive early for your intended train.


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Getting There

If you are coming to the Railway by car we strongly recommend that you start your journey at Toddington or Cheltenham Race Course where there is plenty of free parking available; we will be providing extra 'field' parking at Toddington. Car parking at Broadway Station is very limited and restricted to Disabled 'Blue Badge' holders. There are council-run pay-and-display car parks in Broadway Village - one is on the Childswickham Road, some 10 mins walk from our station. However there will also be a complimentary double-decker bus service running throughout each day between the centre of Broadway village and the station. More details of the timetable for this service will be available nearer the date. You can find detailed maps of our stations' locations here.

Making it Happen

The efforts of our volunteers would not have been possible without the generous donations and share purchases you, the public, have made over the years. We still rely on donations and share sales to help us expand and improve our facilities. Find out more  about shares or donations by clicking on the links.


Opening to Broadway - 30 March to 2 April 2018