RAIL is excited to announce the possibility of a passenger shuttle service that will enable railway colleagues from far and wide to attend the much-anticipated Rail Live event at Long Marston (Warwickshire) on June 16-17 by train.
The service is still to be confirmed, but colleagues at Network Rail and Great Western Railway are working hard behind the scenes to provide a passenger shuttle between Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcestershire Parkway and the Rail Live site at Long Marston.
This will enable passengers from as far away as York, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol and many other locations to reach Rail Live with just a single train change.
And anyone driving to the show who doesn’t want to navigate the rural roads around Long Marston will be able to drive to Worcestershire Parkway and use the shuttle service for the final leg of their journey.
The intention is for a two- or three-car Turbostar to run the shuttle on the first day of the event and an Intercity Express Train on the second. Booking will be solely through GWR, with details and confirmation to follow as soon as possible.
“This is a fantastic idea from GWR and we are being as supportive as we can in making this happen,” said RAIL Managing Editor & Events Director Nigel Harris.
- For the FULL story, read RAIL 928, published on April 7, and available digitally from April 3.
- We have published a safety guide here for those wishing to attend Rail Live.