Train services and special events through to the end of the season

 

Our Programme through to 1 January 2018, the end of this season's public trains

 

 

We're taking a break in November as we get ready for the start of our exciting Santa Season, but we will be running a fully booked lunchtime Fish & Chip Special on Saturday 18th November. 

 

 

Visit Santa in his grotto by travelling on a steam train from Cheltenham Race Course station on 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 20, 21, 22, 23 and even 24 December. Alternatively Santa will come and visit you on the Diesel Railcar from Toddington station on 9/10, 16/17, 20 and 21 December. Click here for full details.

 

 

On Saturday 9 December it’s Christmas Carols by Steam Train. The special train will depart promptly from Toddington at 7.00pm and the carol service will take place under the Christmas lights at Winchcombe station after the train has arrived. In aid of Winston’s Wish, the UK's childhood bereavement charity. Please note tickets will need to be purchased beforehand and cost £10 each.

 

 

On Boxing Day we move into our Mince Pie Special season (while stocks last!) with trains running to the red timetable on 26 December and 1 January, and to the blue timetable on 27, 28 & 31 December.

 

 

On Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December join us for our exciting two-day Mixed Traction Christmas Cracker, with intensive steam and diesel running. It will be the best antidote to cold turkey. We'll have no less than 2 steam locos and 3 diesels plus a diesel railcar operating on both days.

 

 

Your last chance to ride on our trains this season will be 1 January 2018, when you can also have a Day at the Races. Our last running day this season coincides with Cheltenham Racecourse's New Year's Day Race Meeting. Why not enjoy free car parking at Toddington and travel to the Races in style by steam train?

 

 

The railway's latest station, Hayles Abbey Halt, which is located between Toddington and Winchcombe Stations, is now open for use by passengers. Important Note:  Normal steam and diesel locomotive hauled trains will not stop at Hayles Abbey Halt. Diesel railcars (DMUs) will stop but only on request. Click here for details.

 

 

The line has now been extended for passenger traffic northwards beyond Laverton just past the Little Buckland bridge (within sight of Broadway Station), making the total length of the line about 13 miles. Click here for all the latest news about the railway.

 

 

Click here to see the 2017 Calendar and Timetables with complete details of all our normal operating days and special events days. Click here to see our locomotive roster.

 

 

If you are visiting on a normal red, blue or green timetable day, have a look here for some exciting ideas about how to spend your time, including travelling on different trains and visiting various parts of the railway. Click here for our usual ticket prices.