Broadway Railway Station
The golden age of steam is set to return to Broadway, over 50 years after the last train pulled out of its picturesque old station.
Broadway's station was demolished by British Rail in 1963 but now the GWR (Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway) is painstakingly rebuilding the station and restoring it to its former glory. At the time of writing, the station’s two platforms and signal box are near completion, and work is due to start on the station buildings, which will be in keeping with the original station. Laying of the track is about to start, to join Broadway with the existing railway, which presently runs from Cheltenham Racecourse through Winchcombe and Toddington to Laverton some 2 miles short of Broadway (It is not possible to join or leave the train at Laverton).
The Railway, which is all volunteer run, has a dedicated team working two days a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) at the site on Station Road, a 10 minute walk from Broadway village. The team welcomes visitors.
The target date for completion of the station is 2017, and it is hoped that trains will return to Broadway by early 2018. However, with a funding shortfall of half a million pounds, the project remains dependent on sponsors and donors. All donations are gratefully received.
Services run at weekends and on some weekdays between March and October, as well as between Christmas and New Year. December also sees the very popular 'Santa Special' trains. A number of special events are held throughout the year.
Timetables are available from Broadway's Tourist Information Centre and many cafes and pubs in the village, or can be viewed online at www.gwsr.com
More information can be found at http://broadwaystationgroup.blogspot.co.uk/