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The Shakespeare Express - Stations & Route

Shakespeare Express at Tyseley Station
The Shakespeare Express pauses at Tyseley to set down passengers : Andrew Bell

Stations and Route

Route Map or railway lines between Birmingham and Stratford

The train makes two round trips each operating day calling at five stations:

Birmingham Snow Hill

Birmingham Moor Street



Stratford-upon-Avon (The town station)


Birmingham Snow Hill

How to find Birmingham Snow Hill Station

City Centre : North - Northern terminus and for passengers joining trains for Stratford.



Birmingham Moor Street

How to find Birmingham Moor Street Station

City Centre : South - For passengers joining trains for Stratford.

Passengers from Stratford & Henley may leave the train here - adjacent to Bullring shopping complex.




How to find Tyseley Station

3 miles South of City Centre - For passengers joining trains for Stratford.

Car parking (free for passengers) at nearby Tyseley Locomotive Works.

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







How to find Stratford-upon-Avon Station

Southern terminus (the station serving the town) and for passengers joining trains bound for Birmingham and Tyseley.

The Shakespeare Express does NOT call at "Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway" station.


How to find Henley-in-Arden Station

Only Southbound Shakespeare Express trains stop here

Passengers make the round trip to Stratford, Birmingham and then back to Henley.



Link to the Shakespeare Line website

Website of the Shakespeare Line Promotion Group
- supporters of the railway line between Birmingham & Stratford-upon-Avon.

Shakespeare Line Website

It gives brief details of the various attractions to be found en-route and at Stratford & Birmingham, and the trains serving the line.


The Route

A Route Map is shown near the top right (click on it to see an enlarged image).

You can also download a route map for printing

Southbound trains use the Shaksepeare Line through Henley.

Northbound trains usually use the Bearley-Hatton branch and former GWR main line from London, now used by Chiltern Trains and Cross Country express trains. However in certain circumstances northbound trains may also use the Shakespeare Line.

Route Notes

Separate notes for southbound and northbound journies

Birmingham to Stratford (southbound trains)
via Shirley (The Shakespeare Line)

Stratford to Birmingham (northbound trains)
via Solihull (The Claverdon branch and GWR London line)



To see a selection of views from the train that you might look out for, and also photographs of the train along the route:

See Along The Route of The Shakespeare Express


Photographs of the Trains


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