The GWR is committed to making everyone's visit to the railway as enjoyable as possible. To this end all of our stations (with the exception of Gotherington and Hayles Abbey which are accessible only on foot) have good access for disabled passengers. Although the platform at Cheltenham Race Course is normally accessed via a long slope which some visitors might find difficult, we now have flat, disabled access from the car park available on request.
Our trains have carriages which have been specially adapted for wheelchair passengers and their helpers and our station staff will always be happy to help wheelchair passengers board the trains via ramps. Please be aware that the maximum width of wheelchair that can be accommodated on these ramps is 71cm / 2ft 4in). You are advised to check the availability of the adapted carriages in advance because occasionally they are booked out by visiting groups.
Occasionally it is necessary for trains to use platforms that are normally accessed via a footbridge. If you have problems using a footbridge a member of the station staff will be more than happy to help you cross the line via the barrow crossing at the end of the platform.
We have accessible toilets at all stations (with the exception of Gotherington and Hayles Abbey) and there are dedicated parking spaces for the disabled available at Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course stations.
To download a copy of our full Access Statement click here.