Train services and special events FOR May and June



Some important notes:


1.  Trains are running to and from Broadway again as normal.


2.   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.



3.  Please see important information about weak bridge problems at Bridge No 8 on the B4632 road at Stanton.


Our Programme for May and June 2019


After a fantastic April at the railway, including what some people say was our best ever ‘Wartime in the Cotswolds’ event, we march on to May and June. We will be operating heritage trains on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and on bank holidays throughout May and June, plus Fri 21 June.




On the bank holiday weekend of Sat 4, Sun 5 and Mon 6 May, plus Sat 11 & 18 May it will be the red timetable in operation with two steam trains and a diesel railcar, all operating along the full length of the line between Broadway and Cheltenham Race Course stations. The purple timetable will be in in use on every Tues and Wed in May plus Sun 12 & 19 and Tues 30 May, with two steam trains operating.


On Tues 2/9/17 May trains will operate to the blue timetable with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar running. On 23 May we will run a blue timetable but the diesel railcar will be replaced by a short rake of coaches and a steam locomotive, Caledonian 0-4-4T No 419.


And then - the BIG railway enthusiasts’ event of the year. Over the spring bank holiday weekend 25/26/27 May, we are holding our Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala: 'Northern Soul' - North meets South: from the Caledonian and LNER to SR and GWR.




On the weekends of 1/2, 8/9 and 15/16 June, it will be the red timetable in operation with two steam trains and a diesel railcar running. Our fabulous Classic Vehicle Clubs Day event will take place on Sunday 9 June. The Steam & Real Ale Festival will provide a great selection of craft beers and ciders on Fri 21 to Sun 23 June. See the event web page for the train timetables on the different days.


On the weekend of 29/30 June trains will run to the green timetable, with two steam and one heritage diesel hauled trains in operation.


On every Tuesday and Wednesday in June, trains will operate to the purple timetable with two steam trains running, and on every Thursday in June it will be the blue timetable with a steam train and a diesel railcar both operating along the full length of the line.


Click here to see the 2019 Calendar and Timetables with complete details of all our normal operating days and special events days. Click here to see our locomotive roster.


Click here for our usual ticket prices.