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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire GL54 5DT

01242 621405


About the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The award winning, all-volunteer run Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is justifiably known as ‘The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’. The GWR offers a 29 mile round trip, with superb scenery, between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse via Winchcombe. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock.

The views of The Cotswolds, Malverns and The Vale of Evesham are superb as most of the line runs on embankments. The exciting 693 yard Greet Tunnel is one of the longest on a preserved railway and surely the darkest! Pop along and see the driver in his cab, break your journey at picturesque Winchcombe Station with its tree lined picnic area or sample the delicious snacks and cakes in the ‘Flag & Whistle’ tearooms at Toddington Station. Refreshments are also available from the buffet car on most trains. Wheelchair passengers can be catered for but prior notice is appreciated.

A well-stocked station shop sells a variety of ‘railway’ gifts. Trains operate weekends & Bank Holidays all year and selected weekdays during the main operating season. Visiting locomotives ensure there is always something different to see.

A narrow gauge steam railway operates alongside the mainline on selected weekends (extra charge).

Events at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

There are many special events throughout the year including the popular Santa Specials, Easter Eggspress, Wartime in the Cotswolds, Festival of Steam, Fish and Chip Specials and Classic Bus and Car Rallies  - visit our what's on pages or the events icon on this page for more details. 

The GWR have events throughout the year including visits fromThomas the Tank Engine and friends and later in the year hosts the Autumn Steam & Vintage Rally

Admission Prices 2020

Please note that these fares apply to the regular scheduled services only. Alternative charges may apply for special events. Please see the events pages for details.

All day rover ticket -  available throughout the day on any service over the full length of the line (29 mile round trip)
These tickets are available on the day or can be purchased on line in advance. Tickets bought on line in advance will be subject to a £1 per ticket booking fee, £3 for family tickets.

  • Adult £20
  • Child £8 (5 up to 15 inclusive)
  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £52
  • Children under 5 are FREE
  • Dog £3 (assistance dogs free)


One carer may travel free with any fare paying disabled person.

Visiting Times

Open 10am-6pm weekends and Bank Holidays from 7 March to 3 January 2021. Also open on selected weekdays in the school holidays.
Many people spend all day on the railway as round trip tickets are valid throughout the day of purchase, most visitors will need to allow half a day as the return journey is approximately 150 minutes.

Dogs welcome at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Well behaved dogs £3 but are not allowed on the seats. Assistance dogs travel free of charge.

Disabled Access at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

All stations (with the exception of Gotherington and Hayles Abbey Halt which are accessible only on foot) have good access for disabled passengers. The platform at Cheltenham Race Course is normally accessed via a long slope which some visitors might find difficult - disabled access from the car park available on request. Please note that people in wheelchairs are not able to board or alight at Gotherington or Hayles Abbey Halt.

Train staff will be happy to provide a ramp at the main stations if required. Carriages have been specially adapted for wheelchair passengers and their helpers. These spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Accessible toilets are available at all stations (with the exception of Gotherington and Hayles Abbey) and there are dedicated disabled parking spaces at Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course stations. There are also a very small number of Blue Badge parking spaces at Broadway Station.

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