Stations and Route
The train makes two round trips each operating day calling at five stations:
Stratford-upon-Avon (The town station)
City Centre : North - Northern terminus and for passengers joining trains for Stratford.
City Centre : South - For passengers joining trains for Stratford.
Passengers from Stratford & Henley may leave the train here - adjacent to Bullring shopping complex.
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.
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.
Only Southbound Shakespeare Express trains stop here
Passengers make the round trip to Stratford, Birmingham and then back to Henley.
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.
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.
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)
VIEWS ALONG THE 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