The Merchant of Avon

THE MERCHANT OF AVON - 'Steam on a Sunday'

Running on 28th July, 25th August, 8th and 22nd September 2019.

We are delighted to offer a series of summer steam specials around Birmingham and Stratford. It is our aim to give everyone, enthusiasts, families, old and young alike, the opportunity to enjoy the sheer pleasure of travelling behind one of our lovingly restored steam locomotives.

Our lovingly restored carriages date from the steam era, are painted in traditional maroon and with all seats, at tables, offer splendid views from their large picture windows. Take your choice of standard class or, for that special day, why not book first class and enjoy a little luxury with the option of a private table for two at a small supplement. All our trains carry a buffet for the purchase of light refreshments and all fares include a reserved seat.

Whatever your choice we feel sure the sight, smells and sounds of steam travel will leave you with memories to savour and perhaps the desire to try another of our great value steam experiences.

We are more than happy to accommodate passengers with special needs connected to mobility or other disability on most of our trains.

Please advise us in advance of any assistance you may require, such as access to a ramp and so on - so as we can discuss it with you and offer you any assistance on the day if needed as well as to allocate you the most appropriate seating.

Folding wheelchairs can be taken on most trains without difficulty and there is space to stow them for you during the journey. Notice of this is required when booking. Seating can be requested close to toilets, doors etc.

On occasion passengers may be required to walk through carriages when boarding or alighting, due to short platform lengths. Unfortunately we are unable to convey non folding wheelchairs or motorised scooters aboard our trains.