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updated 17/03/14

Shakespeare Express - Timetable & Service Information

Passengers watch the engine
Families watch the engine run round the train at Birmingham Snow Hill : Brian Wilson

 

Timetable

Trains to
Stratford

A

C

 

Trains to
Birmingham

B

D

Snow Hill

10.23

13.56

 

Stratford

12.36

16.13

Moor St

10.28

14.01

 

Henley

-

-

Tyseley

10.38

14.11

 

Tyseley

13.20

17.00

Henley

11.11

14.41

 

Moor St

13.36

17.08

Stratford

11.37

15.04

 

Snow Hill

13.41

17.13

Trains make a prompt departure. Passengers should arrive at stations in plenty of time before the scheduled departure in order to allow time to make their way to the appropriate departure platform.

Sunday trains are sometimes disrupted to allow essential track maintenance etc. There may be a need for these times to be adjusted at short notice. Such alterations are not within the control of Vintage Trains Limited.

 

 

'CHILTERN RAILWAYS CONNECTIONS'

For passengers travelling from London and the South, why not use Chiltern Railways to ease the journey? Connections by Chiltern Railways trains from London Marylebone, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Bicester and Banbury can be made to the Shakespeare Express Train B from Stratford-upon-Avon, to permit a Sunday luncheon aboard our round-trip to Birmingham. We will return you to Stratford in time for some sightseeing, shopping and a leisurely stroll around historic Stratford before you rejoin Chiltern Railways for your journey home.

*Services subject to availability.

Chiltern Railways Sunday Service (extract) -we strongly advise you check www.chilternrailways.com prior to travel for any updates or change
Out   Return

09:30

Marylebone

19:41

22:08

10.30

Banbury

18:23

20:47

11:29

Stratford-u-Avon

17:38

20:00

The above is an extract from the full timetable - for more information on Chiltern Railways trains >>

The Shakespeare Express does NOT call at Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway station. Please continue your journey on Chiltern Railways trains to the terminus at "Stratford-upon-Avon" (the station serving the town).

Journey OPTIONS

Return journey from Birmingham
(Snow Hill, Moor Street, or Tyseley)

• travel out on train A
• return on train B or D
• breakfast option in Premier Dining on A
• high/afternoon tea option in Premier Dining on D

or

• travel out on train C
• return on train D
• high/afternoon tea option in Premier Dining on D

 

Round trip from Stratford
• travel out on train B
• returning on train C
• Sunday Lunch option in Premier Dining (B and C)
• Standard Class Afternoon Return - Special fare

 

Round trip from Henley
• travel out on train A
• then to Birmingham on train B
• returning on train C
• Sunday Lunch option in Premier Dining (B and C)

 

One-way trips
Single Standard Class tickets are available on all trains - subject to availability of seats.

 

Fares

See Booking Information >>

 

Travel Classes

Standard
Traditional 'open' coaches with tables for 4 persons.

Premier Dining
Dining at tables for 2 and 4 persons in BR Mk 1 Pullman Cars.

 

LEAFLETS & BROCHURES

 

Shakespeare Express Leaflet (pdf *)

 

Shakespeare Express Timetable (pdf *)

 

Vintage Trains Tours & Events Brochure (pdf *)

 

Stratford-upon-Avon - Street & Walkabout Map >>

 

* PDF format reader software

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

• We offer GIFT VOUCHERS, which make an ideal present. Phone our booking line for more information.

• We offer a group discount for groups of 10 or more adults. Discounts are available on application. Tour Operators & Group Travel page

A Buffet Service is included on the Shakespeare Express - serving hot & cold drinks and a range of confectionery.

Warm bacon baps on Train A - Vintage Trains Catering staff will pass through the train offering warm bacon baps for sale - subject to availability*.

• An on train shop offers a range of gifts for young and old, so you can take away a memento of the day. These include badges featuring our regular engine, and books of photographs of out past tours..

• We provide route notes for your convenience to look out for various noteworthy lineside views. Copies also available here on our Stations page

• There is a free car park at Tyseley Locomotive Works Visitor Centre, 5 minutes walk from Tyseley Station.

Notice : Vehicles and contents left in the TLW Car Park are entirely at the vehicle owners risk.

• No dogs or pets allowed, however we are happy to accommodate dogs for the disabled by prior arrangement.

• Passengers With Special Needs - we can accommodate a small number of people using wheelchairs.  It is essential to contact Vintage Trains directly to discuss availability of our facilities and your special needs requirements before making a booking.

• Customers are reminded that smoking in public places is prohibited. Areas designated 'NO SMOKING' include ALL CARRIAGES ON ALL TRAINS AS WELL AS ALL RAILWAY PLATFORMS AND PREMISES.

* If you are organising a large group we suggest pre-ordering your requirement for bacon baps when making your tour booking to assist us in assessing likely demand.

 

 

Special Hotel Rates

Convenient for New St, Moor St & Snow Hill stations

Hotel La Tour, Birmingham

Convenient for Vintage Trains Home Depot - Tyseley

The BEST WESTERN Westley Hotel

For more information >>

 

 

 

 

 

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