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Cracker of a Christmas on the GWR Honeybourne Line: packed with action!

Here’s the lowdown on all that’s happening on your favourite heritage railway over the Christmas period.  Whether you jut fancy a mince pie in the buffet; if diesel power sets your spine tingling or it’s flat-out action with steam wherever you look, then you can find it on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway!

Cotswolds MP highlights the failings of “The Twelve Years of Labour”

Taking inspiration from the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas, Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown yesterday took the opportunity to speak in the end of year debate in Parliament and to highlight how “The Twelve Years of Labour” has affected the Cotswolds.
 

Santa comes by steam train to Winchcombe Station on the GWR railway

Tickets are selling fast for GWR Santa Specials, but there is still availability this weekend.
Staff at the Honeybourne Line are really getting into the Christmas spirit as they prepare to welcome a very special VIP guest.

Kemble Station receives Secure Station Scheme Re-accreditation

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has today written to Ms Sabine Taylor to congratulate her for her work in ensuring that Kemble Station has been re-accredited under the Secure Stations Scheme.
 
This is a national accreditation scheme recognising measures to improve station security and provide reassurance to passengers and staff. 
 

All aboard in support of Swindon to Kemble Re-doubling

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has given a warm reception to today’s decision by the South West Region Transport and Infrastructure board to divert money originally set aside for a new bypass in Westbury to the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble line.
 

Redoubling of rail line from Swindon to Kemble high on Parliaments Agenda Again

An adjournment debate called by David Drew MP (Stroud) took place in Parliament today following a letter to the Chairman of the South West RDA, Sir Harry Studholme, from Jim Knight MP which stated that if the South West Regional Development Agency can produce “an agreed, realistic and deliverable five year programme” by November 16 then the funds that had previously been allocated to the Westbu

A Green Light for Swindon to Kemble Re-doubling?

In a letter to the Chairman of the South West RDA, Sir Harry Studholme, Jim Knight MP, the Minister for the South West, has given the strongest indication that the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line may get the go ahead.
 
The letter from Jim Knight MP has been met with a guarded welcome by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown who has spearheaded the long running campaig

Fireman Sam to the rescue on the Honeybourne Line!

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s fire brigade to learn a few tips from Fireman Sam…


Children's favourite Fireman Sam is paying his first ever visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway – The Honeybourne Line – over the weekend of 26th and 27th September.

Cotswolds MP blasts effectiveness of Regional Committees.

The South West Regional Grand Committee met in Exeter yesterday to debate the Committees report on the subject “the response to the economic downturn: tackling unemployment.”
Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, who is also the shadow spokesman for International Trade and Development, was the Conservative lead speaker in the debate and was deeply critical of the Government for their actions

Great year for ticket sales, but investments collapse says GWR

GWSR LOGOGWSR LOGOHoneybourne Line launches extension share investment opportunity.


The Honeybourne Line - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - is enjoying a bumper year for train ticket sales, with families looking for days out in the UK rather than taking overseas holidays.

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