Christmas Shopping Train from WSR to Bristol and Cardiff

Saturday December 10th is another historic date in the 35 year history of the revived West Somerset Railway with a special pre-Christmas First Great Western train running from the West Somerset Railway to the popular shopping cities of Bristol and Cardiff. The train is made up of a Class 150/2 diesel multiple unit and will call at WSR stations except Doniford Halt.

Christmas Shopping Train from WSR to Bristol and Cardiff

Great Western Class 150/2 DMU no. 150263 near St Ives (photo: Mick Stock)

The train will depart from Minehead at 08:40, call at West Somerset Railway stations (except Doniford Halt) departing from Bishops Lydeard at 09:47. The service will arrive at Bristol at 11:12 and Cardiff at 12:19. The return train departs from Cardiff at 16:00 and Bristol at 16:53 arriving at Bishops Lydeard at 18:25 and Minehead an hour later. There are no train changes involved, passengers remain on the same train for the entire journey.

There is a limit of 100 seats on the trip and tickets must be booked in advance online at http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/product.php?xProd=206&xSec=57 or by ringing 01643 704996.

For detailed timetable and fares visit http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/article.php?xArt=271

Click here to visit the British Heritage Railways West Somerset Railway page.

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One Response to Christmas Shopping Train from WSR to Bristol and Cardiff

  1. Keith Long says:

    A fantastic day out everybody on the train was a good laugh and so friendly it was good fun, I hope they got one going next year book me in.

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