21 Aug GWSR is Back
GWSR is Back
GWSR ran its first post-lockdown public train service on 15 August, five months to the day since services were brought to an abrupt halt after the last train of the 2020 season, on 15 March.
It was a triumphant occasion for the railway’s volunteers, who the previous weekend had rehearsed the new, socially-distanced arrangements and timetable.
Trains will be running on Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday from August through to January 2021 for the time being. Check GWSR timetable for full details.The Railway has announced additional running days for 2020 as well as a series of ‘Santa Experience’ trains.
To the end of October the railway continues to operate round trips from Toddington station on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In addition, trains will run over the weekends of 7th/8th; 14th/15th and 21st/22nd November.
From Saturday 28th November, ‘Santa Experience’ trains will operate in a manner reflecting the Government’s social guidelines (and provided more severe restrictions are not imposed).
The ‘Santa Experience’ will start and finish only at Toddington station GL54 5DT. The trains will run to Winchcombe station and back. At Winchcombe, refreshments will be offered including mulled wine, the railway’s famous mince pies, and families will be taken to meet Santa – although at a socially safe distance.
Advance bookings will be available from 1 November and must be booked online. Tickets, costing just £20 per person (children under 1 go free) should be printed at home or retained on a smart device to show staff when they arrive.
All services are subject to any further Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the Government.