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FREE Car parking. There is
ample car parking at Cheltenham Race Course station and
Toddington station and limited car parking at Winchcombe station.
Please note that on Sundays and certain race days, the entrance to
Cheltenham Race Course can be crowded so do allow extra time when
planning your visit.
Public transport. For information about
visiting the GWR by public transport, please click here.
Booking on special days. Pre-booking is only
required for Santa Specials, Wine & Dine Trains, and Fish &
Chips Specials. Member and shareholder vouchers are not valid on
'Day Out with Thomas' and 'Santa Specials', for which separate
admission charges may apply. Member and shareholder vouchers are
not valid for most other special events such as steam and diesel
galas. Please check before traveling.
Group bookings. Groups travelling on the GWR
can enjoy up to a 15% discount. Click here for details of our group
booking policy and to download a booking form.
You can hire a train - or the railway - for
special occasions. You can hire a train for parties of up to 250,
again with light refreshments. Our Elegant Excursions dining train is an
ideal venue for a corporate event, a special dinner or a wedding
reception for up to 100 guests.
Visitors with impaired mobility are welcome.
Wheelchairs can be accommodated in specially converted carriages.
It helps to let us know that you are coming, so that staff are
available to assist in any way possible. Although the platform
at Cheltenham Racecourse is normally reached by a slope which may
be difficult for customers with impaired mobility, we now also have
virtually flat access at the end of the platform. There are toilets
for disabled visitors at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham
Racecourse stations. Full details are here.
No Smoking! For the comfort of our passengers
and to preserve the interiors of our historic carriages, smoking is
not permitted on our trains.
Important safety information. We hope you enjoy
your visit. To make sure you do, please take care:
- not to lean out of the windows.
- not to open doors while the train is moving - and watch little
fingers in door jambs.
- to mind the gap between train and platform.
- never to walk on or near the track.
Dogs. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Important information about Gotherington: If
your plan to alight at Gotherington, please make your way
to one of the front two coaches as the platform here is of limited
Non-operating days. Stations are closed on
non-operating days except for weekends at Toddington, where the
station and shop are open for visitors.
Steaming information. For information on the
locomotives that we plan to run during the coming weeks, please click here.
For further information on any of our services, please contact us through the website form here.
For last minute information about changes to our publicised
services, please check our Latest News page, or telephone us for up-to-date details.