Train services and special events FOR MARCH and April 2018


Our Programme from 10 March 2018 to 30 April 2018



Before Easter, 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 April, please join us for a great Opening to Broadway celebration when we start operating public train services along the recently reconstructed line to the newly re-opened Broadway station. We will be running public steam trains into Broadway Station for the first time since 1960 with three different steam trains each day 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. However, the demand for tickets on Good Friday has exceeded all expectations and as a result no more advance sales can now be made for Fri 30 March.  There will however be tickets available on the day at our booking offices but in view of the interest being shown in the opening of our extension, we may have to limit these sales as the day progresses.  We are adding extra carriages and providing extra trains, but cannot guarantee seats will be available, and having a ticket does not guarantee a seat on the train. We strongly encourage everyone who has already purchased tickets for Good Friday to arrive early for their train.


At present, we don't see any problems over the rest of the Easter weekend and advance tickets can still be purchased for these days. We always encourage visitors to come to our volunteer-run railway and we are only having to limit advance sales on Good Friday for safety reasons.


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.




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.


On Monday the 23 April the Asparagus Express will be launching this year's British Asparagus Festival.


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.