Train services and special events FOR July AND AUGUST
Some important notes:
1. Since opening the new station at Broadway, we are finding that the first steam train of the day from Cheltenham Race Course Station is often very busy. Passengers may need to share compartments and seating at tables with others. There is often more room towards the rear of the train.
2. Please see important information about weak bridge problems at Bridge No 8 on the B4632 road at Stanton.
3. If you are planning to travel to Cheltenham Spa mainline station by train, please note that works are due to be carried out which may affect your journey. No trains will call at Cheltenham Spa mainline station on either Sunday 21 or Monday 22 July and replacement road transport will operate instead from Gloucester to Cheltenham Spa, Cam & Dursley, Lydney and Newport. Some trains will be able to use Platform 1 for services to/from Birmingham, Bristol, Swindon or Worcester from Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 July but there will be no direct trains running to/from London Paddington or South Wales. Train services at Cheltenham Spa should be back to normal on Saturday 27th July. More details about the impact of the works on train services can be found on the GWR website GWR.com/Gloucester.
Our Programme for July and August 2019
We will be operating heritage trains on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends throughout July and August, plus Fri 26 July and Mon 26 August. Some of those days will be special events as shown below.
On the weekends of 6/7, 13/14 and 20/21 July, trains will operate to the green timetable with two steam trains and a heritage diesel hauled train running. Our ever popular Heritage Diesel Gala, with trains running to a special intensive timetable, will be held on Fri 26 to Sun 28 July. And on Sun 28 July the Heritage Diesel Gala will be sharing the Toddington site with our popular Annual Bus Rally – what a spectacular day that will be!
On every Tuesday and Wednesday in July plus Thursday 25 July trains will operate to the purple timetable with two steam trains running. On Thursday 4, 11 and 18 July it will be the blue timetable with a steam train and a diesel railcar operating along the full length of the line.
On the weekends of 3/4, 17/18, 24/25 and 31 August, trains will operate to the green timetable with two steam trains and a heritage diesel hauled train running. There will be a special timetable for our Bricks and Trains Event and Heritage Engineering Day over the weekend of 10/11 August.
On every Wednesday and Thursday in August trains will operate to the purple timetable with two steam trains running. Every Tuesday will be Teddy Tuesday operating the red timetable with two steam trains and a diesel railcar operating along the full length of the line. Trains will also operate to the red timetable on Summer Bank Holiday Monday 26 August.
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