Train services and special events FOR the 2020 Season



Some important notes:


1.   Since opening the new station at Broadway we are finding that on normal operating dsaysd the first steam train of the day from Cheltenham Race Course Station is usually 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. The following train is usually less busy. We recommend that if you are traveling as a group and have not booked in advance, then you will find it more comfortable to travel on the second train of the day from Cheltenham Race Course Station. If you wish to travel as a group of 10 or more people and remain together in the train, then it is important you contact our Group Bookings service who will be pleased to help you: their email address is and your enquiry will be dealt with during normal office hours.


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


Our Programme for 2020


The railway is now closed to enable our volunteers to carry out essential maintenance and infrastructure work.


We resume public train services in March and will operate on the weekends of 7/8 March (Blue timetable), 14/15 (Blue timetable), 21 (Red timetable)/22 (Purple timetable), and 28/29 (Blue timetable). Trains will also operate on Tuesday 31 March (Blue timetable).


For information about trains to Cheltenham Racecourse for the the Cheltenham Festival from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th March, including Gold Cup Day, visit the Classic Hospitality website and click on 'Steam Train Transfer' or call them direct on 01825 746 082.


We look forward to another exciting year of heritage trains in 2020. Best wishes to you all for the New Year from the GWSR.


Click here to see the 2020 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.