Train services and special events FOR MARCH & APRIL



An 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.


Our Programme for March and April 2019


Following our usual maintenance period in January and February, the railway will get off to a storming start for another brilliant season packed with action for the whole family.


In March we'll be running the blue timetable on Saturday and Sunday 9/10 and on Sunday 17, 24 and 31, with one steam train and normally a diesel railcar operating each day. On Saturday 16, 23 and 30 trains will run to the red timetable with two steam trains and a diesel railcar.


In April trains will operate to the blue timetable on Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Thursdays 4, 11, 18 and 25. On Tuesdays 9, 16, 23 and 30 and on Wednesdays 10, 17 and 24 it will be the purple timetable in operation with two steam trains running. On the weekends of 6/7 and 13/14 April and the long Easter Weekend of Good Friday 19 to Easter Monday 22 April we will be running the red timetable with two steam trains and a diesel railcar in operation.


On Easter Monday 22 April there will be fun for all the family when you have the chance to catch one of the GWSR’s ever popular "Easter Eggspress" specials.  Climb aboard at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station for this 'eggsellent' event which will be taking place at Winchcombe Station.


On the weekend of 27/28 April it is our very special “Wartime in the Cotswolds” event. This year the event will have an emphasis on the Home Front. So 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 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.