August Passenger Trains – Weekends and selected weekdays

We are running steam trains every Saturday and Sunday, and on selected weekdays August 2019!

Enjoy a journey through the beautiful Leicestershire countryside with us. Details of our timetable and fares are listed below. Trains can be boarded at any of our four stations, with our best value ticket being our "runabout" which allows unlimited travel on our trains on the day of purchase.

On-train refreshments.

Look out for the Griddle Car on the timetable above (shown with a plate and fork symbol) for a range of hot meals and snacks on our main steam service.

 


Midweek running:

Timetable for Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th August 2019.

 

The plate a fork symbol indicates a Griddle Car is operating on this steam-hauled train. Trains with an asterisk (*) are operated by a diesel railcar.

 


Locomotive roster for 27th, 28th, and 29th August 2019.

One steam locomotive and our diesel railcar are in service this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

BR Standard Class 5 73156 Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar

Please note that locomotive allocations are subject to change.

 


 

Grandparents with Children Days.

We have a special "kids go free" offer on 27th, 28th, and 29th August 2019 for children travelling with a grandparent.

For this special offer, grandparents pay the usual fare, and accompanying grandchildren under the age of 16 travel free of charge.

 


GCR main line fare details.

Our best value "off peak" day fares from Loughborough Central are shown below. Similar fares are applicable from our other stations.

Please note that standard or special fares and other terms and conditions apply on special event and gala days which are marked in yellow on the timetable, or other dates as advertised.

 £ Adult     Child    
Day runabout  (see Notes 1 & 2) £18.00 £9.00
Day return Quorn £7.00 £4.00
..        ..     Rothley £12.00 £6.00
..        ..     Leicester (see Notes 1 & 2)     £16.00 £8.00
Single Quorn £4.00 £2.00
..        Rothley £7.00 £4.00
..        Leicester £9.00 £5.00
Family runabout (1A + 3C)       (see Notes 1 & 2) £30.00
Family runabout (2A + 3C)   (see Notes 1 & 2) £40.00

Notes

1. Day returns to Leicester at £16 adults (no senior concession) and children £8 are available after 2.30 pm. These tickets can be used as runabouts, without restriction.

2. After 2.30pm, family tickets may be sold for a £5 discount on the fares shown.

3. Registered disabled visitors are charged at the £16 day return to Leicester rate; these tickets can be used as runabouts without time restriction. An accompanying registered carer is offered a free complimentary fare.

4. Friends of Great Central Main Line members are entitled (upon production of current valid membership card) to reduced Privilege runabout fares of £10 (£6 child).

5. The above fares structure may be suspended for special events.

6. Children's fares apply to those aged 16 or under; children under age 3 travel free (except at certain special events).

7. Dogs, cycles and large items of luggage are a flat fare of £2.

8. Students (on production of a valid NUS card) may travel at the £16 day return to Leicester rate; these tickets can be used as runabouts without time restriction.

9. For visitors with Heritage Railway Association passes, Privilege rate fares apply as per Note 4. above (on production of a valid membership card); this concession will NOT apply for certain special event days.

10. Our standard adult runabout fare (valid on all advertised services with standard class accommodation, except reservation only services (including Santa trains)) is £40 - this is valid for use on one day only during the 31 days from date of issue.

For fares for Group Bookings please contact the Booking Office on 01509 632 323

For a full list of our conditions of carriage, click here

While every effort will be made to maintain services, we do not guarantee that trains will arrive/ depart at the times stated. We reserve the right to alter or suspend any train or attraction without notice. No liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted.
All railway locomotives release, on occasions, oily deposits into the atmosphere, including cinders from steam locos. We regret that we cannot take responsibility for damage to visitors’ clothing, vehicles or other personal belongings caused by these occurrences.

Our next running day

This Wednesday
One steam locomotive and our diesel railcar are in service this Wednesday.

Steam locomotive (selection to be confirmed) Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar

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