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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Railway Station
GL54 5DT

The railway operates a round trip of over 20 miles between Toddington (see map) and Cheltenham Racecourse (follow AA signs), where the station is within the racecourse grounds. Departing from the restored station at Toddington you travel past the village of Didbrook and the site of Hayles Abbey Halt, once busy with fruit growers and visitors to the Abbey. Good views of the Cotswold Hills can be seen from both sides of the train.

On arrival at Winchcombe Station you will observe the original Monmouth Troy station building, rebuilt on this site by our volunteers. After a brief stop at Winchcombe, the train continues its journey through a cutting into Greet Tunnel which at 693 yards, is one of the longest on a preserved railway. Upon leaving the tunnel, you pass through the village of Gretton, hamlets of Stanley Pontlarge and Far Stanley, with views over the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills.

After the long run through Dixton cutting, the train passes Gotherington Station (privately owned and with no public access) to the limit of the line. A short platform and waiting shelter have been constructed opposite Gotherington Station. Trains stop here by request only. There is no car parking at Gotherington. Access is by foot via Granna Lane only. The GWR has recently relaid a further 3 miles of track to Cheltenham Race Course, which is now open to the public.

The GWR holds special events throughout the year. These range from Day out with Thomas and Santa Specials for the children to Steam and Diesel Galas, classic vehicle weekends and other themed events for both the family and pure enthusiast.

The line is now being extended northwards towards Broadway, for progress reports visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway website.

General Information:

  • Shop at Toddington Station
  • Tea room at Toddington
  • Buffet Car available on most trains.
  • Free Car parking at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Wheelchairs can accommodated in converted carriages
  • North Gloucester Narrow Gauge (2ft) Railway provides steam and diesel rides on selected weekends.

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  • Directions

    Toddington station is 10 mile east of M5 junction 9 near junction of B4077 and B4632. Scheduled bus service runs from Cheltenham and Broadway to GWR stations.

    Cheltenham Racecourse station is within the grounds of the racecourse. Access is gained from the roundabout on the A435 north of the town, where it crosses the B4075. AA signposted.

    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Postcode for SatNav: GL54 5DT


    +44 (0)1242 621 405
    +44 (0)1242 477 375 (excursion booking)

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