09 October 2020
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) 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 introduced).
Graham Radband, the railway’s volunteer commercial director comments: “We have successfully operated trains since 15th August and thankfully, the trains have been very popular. We are now well practiced at managing the necessary hygiene and social distancing measures to ensure the safety of our volunteers and visitors.”
The ‘Santa Experience’ will start and finish only at Toddington station. The trains will run to Winchcombe station and back. At Winchcombe, refreshments will be offered, including mulled wine and the railway’s famous mince pies, plus families will meet Santa – although at a safe distance.
Advance bookings will be available from 1st November and must be booked online.