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 or by ringing 01643 704996.

For detailed timetable and fares visit

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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