Train services and special events FOR MARCH and April 2018


Our Programme from 10 March 2018 to 30 April 2018



Join us for a great Opening to Broadway celebration at the end of March and beginning of April when we start public train services along the recently reconstructed line to the newly re-opened Broadway station.


But before that we’ll be having our usual maintenance and building period in January and February and there won’t be any public trains running. However you are still welcome to visit Toddington station. The locomotive yard viewing area will be accessible most days and except from 3rd to 23rd January the Flag and Whistle café will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm during both January and February. Check out the cafe's Special Offers for the Winter Season.


For the weekends of 10/11, 17/17 and 24/25 March we will start off with one steam train and a diesel railcar operating to the blue timetable – except that no trains will run north of Toddington.


Then for the Easter holidays from Good Friday 30 March to Easter Bank Holiday Monday 2 AprilIt's out Opening to Broadway celebration. We will be running public steam trains into Broadway Station for the first time since 1960. We will be operating three different steam trains to a special timetable. Please note 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, online in advance All Day Rover tickets together with all other concession tickets and passes will not be valid for travel for these dates. 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. THERE WILL BE NO GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING AT BROADWAY STATION AND ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF DISBALED CAR PARKING BAYS.


On Easter Monday 2 April there will be fun for all the family when you have the chance to catch one of the GWSR "Easter Eggspress" specials.  Climb aboard at Cheltenham Race Course, Toddington or Broadway Stations for this 'eggsellent' event which will be taking place at Winchcombe Station.


On Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5, Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 April we'll be running the purple timetable, with two steam trains. There will be a diesel hauled train at the end of the day.


On Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 and Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 April it will be the blue timetable with a steam train and a diesel railcar operating along the full length of the line.


Then on the weekend of 28/29 April it is our very special “Wartime in the Cotswolds” event. Transport yourself back to September 1940 and imagine you are waiting for a train at a small station on the Great Western Railway. Children are being evacuated to the coast, soldiers are going back to barracks, and aircrew are heading off to airfields in the South and West. "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile."


Click here to see the 2018 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.