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Vintage Trains / Shakespeare Express

Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 2HL

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Vintage Trains' home depot is at Tyseley Locomotive Works in Tyseley, Birmingham, providing an excellent starting point for the year-round steam hauled railtours to destinations throughout the UK.

Vintage Trains also offers The Shakespeare Express steam service between Birmingham and Stratford on summer Sundays, providing a unique opportunity for passengers to step back in time to the more elegant and romantic days of train travel, complete with a variety of on-board dining options including Sunday lunch.

Day Excursions
Experience the nostalgic pleasure of a day out aboard a heritage steam train, feel the rumble of the engine, the toot of the whistle and the smell of steam!

Climb aboard a Vintage Trains heritage train, for a full day’s experience departing from various West Midlands and Birmingham locations and to popular tourist destinations and seaside towns throughout the UK including the Welsh Marches, Cardiff, Norwich, Llandudno, the dramatic Settle and Carlisle line and York for the perfect day out for groups and coach tours.

All of these authentic heritage train experiences are enhanced with a high-quality dining experience, varied menus, and original Pullman coaches throughout the year from March to December.

Tickets from £99 per person excluding meals.

The Shakespeare Express
Alternatively travel along the Shakespeare Line aboard the Shakespeare Express on some Sundays between Birmingham and Stratford Upon Avon, a journey of approximately an hour in each direction through city townscapes and pretty Warwickshire countryside.

Choose from two return journeys - one in the morning and one in the afternoon:
Birmingham to Stratford and return
Travel outward from Birmingham in the morning for a day’s sightseeing in Stratford of approximately 5 hours and returning to Birmingham in the late afternoon.
Stratford to Birmingham and return
Enjoy a round trip of approximately 2.5 hours from Stratford to Birmingham over lunchtime and in the early afternoon with options of Sunday lunch in Pullman class.
Both routes are easily combined with itineraries in Birmingham and Stratford, before or after the steam train experience.

2023 Dates of Operation (Sundays)
12 February
26 March
16 April
28 May
18 June
16 July  - 3 September
22 October
Shakespeare Express Group prices
Pullman: £85 adult | £50 children aged 5-16 (meals included)
Tourist: £35 adult | £15 children aged 5-16 (meals excluded)
(no charge for children under 3 not occupying a seat)
Email bookings@vintagetrains.co.uk
Telephone 0121 708 4960 for more information

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      • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - 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 requirements before making a booking.
      • Guide Dogs Permitted - Vintage Trains regrets that Dogs are NOT allowed on any train except for Specially Trained Dogs for the Disabled.

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      Saturday, 25 November 2023 - Saturday, 23 December 2023

      The Polar Express Train RideThe POLAR EXPRESS™ Train RideTHE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride leaves Birmingham Moor Street station for the North Pole and takes place on board heritage carriages hauled on the return journey by a real steam engine. The performance offers the magic and charm of the 2004 motion picture. Birmingham Moor Street 11:20 returning at…
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      Opening Times

      1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023


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