All GWSR Train services have been temporarily suspended


COVID-19 Update


The safety and well-being of our volunteers, staff and customers is of the utmost importance and to that end we are monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and following all Government guidelines.

Due to the changing situation and Government advice surrounding gatherings, it is both necessary and sensible to cancel our train services until the beginning of September at the earliest.


With the Governments ’social distancing' measures likely to be in force for the foreseeable future, we have also, regretfully, made the decision to cancel our special events in 2020. 


However, we have a team of volunteers looking at the possibility of providing a Santa Experience which will vary from our normal format in order to meet these 'social distancing' requirements. Please keep up to date by regularly visiting our web site.

Customers who have purchased tickets or footplate experience packages are being contacted individually by email or phone; please bear with us as contacting everyone is going to take time.

This is going to be a challenging period for all heritage railways as we rely on footfall to keep us running. Your understanding, patience and co-operation is appreciated and we thank you all in advance for your ongoing support.

We hope you and your families stay well during this difficult time and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!


For lthe latest information please watch this video report.

Best wishes,
Richard Johnson