Last Hurrah of the season – 18th & 19th November 2017

The last chance of the year to enjoy a GCR Gala before the Santa Season is upon us! An intensive timetable is to be in use which includes Double Headers and Top & Tails. As well as our main passenger services, we will have a local passenger train and two goods trains both days. There will also be a diesel operating on each day.

TIMETABLE:  to follow

Online booking to follow

FARES (all day runabout tickets- unlimited travel on the date of issue):

Adult: £20

Seniors: £18

Children: £10 (aged 5-16 inclusive)

Family Ticket: £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

£28 (1 adult & up to 3 children)

Under 5s: Free of charge

No short hop tickets available between stations. Return tickets may however be purchased after 3.00 pm at the prices applicable on a normal operating weekend.

Platform tickets at Loughborough Central and Quorn are available for £5 at this event, these can be offset against runabout tickets purchased for the Gala.

*Normal discounts apply for members of Friends of Great Central Main Line to buy Privilege rate tickets (£14 adult, £7 child) upon production of membership card.
*HRA passes will not be valid.
*Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares, will be eligible for Privilege fares upon production of valid working membership cards.
*Same arrangements apply as above for holders of ex British Rail and Train Operating Company passes.


LoughboroughLE11 1RW. On street parking is available but the surrounding roads will be busy. Many double yellow lines have been added to roads in the area, so parking is increasingly scarce.

Quorn: LE12 8AG.  This is GCR's main car park and will be free for visitors travelling on the trains.

Rothley: LE7 7LD. There is very limited free car parking in the station yard.

Leicester North: LE4 3BR.  There is limited free car parking on the immediate approach to the station.

DISABLED PARKING - Blue Badge holders
Disabled parking is allocated at Quorn & Woodhouse Station.  Parking spaces must be pre-booked, please email or call 01509 632315 with your vehicle registration details.


We offer a full range of refreshment facilities along our line.
Chocolate and Cream Set marked A, conveys our Griddle Car, serving hot and cold refreshments including our famous ‘All day breakfast’.
Loughborough Refreshment Room situated on Loughborough Station.
Butler Henderson Café at Quorn and Woodhouse Station.
Ellis Tea Room at Rothley Station.
The Platform Café at Greenacres, adjacent to Leicester North Station.
Real Ale we'll have a range of cask beers from Nottingham Brewery on offer, plus cask ciders.  These will be served at the recently restored Tin Shed in the yard. Open: 11am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday

LOOKING TO STAY A LITTLE LONGER? There are some great accommodation providers in the area and here's a selection

All attractions and locomotives are subject to availability.  GCR reserves the right to cancel or amend any attraction or service.

More details soon.

Our next running day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
One steam locomotive (to be announced) and our diesel railcar are in service on passenger trains this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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