GWR’s depot in St Philips Marsh Bristol will open its doors to the public to celebrate 40 years of the High Speed Train (HST) on Monday 2 May 2016.
On display will be a range of both steam and diesel locomotives, including Intercity 125 High Speed Train locomotives from all over the country.
Highlight of the day will be the unveiling of a special livery celebrating 40 years of the HST.
There will also be an opportunity to look inside the depot buildings and get a flavour of the work that is carried out 24 hours a day to help maintain, refuel and clean the GWR fleet.
Depot Manager Simon Cassidy said:
“I am delighted to be able to open our doors to the public and let them see first-hand how we work to maintain the High Speed Train – and to celebrate the workhorse of the GWR fleet as it turns 40; and prior to the arrival of Super Express Trains next year, delivering more services, more seats and quicker journey times.”
Tickets are available through a dedicated website www.GWR.com/SPMOpenDay. Please follow the link to book now. All proceeds will be going to the Springboard Charity which St Philips Marsh has supported for many years.
· Adult – £13.99 (includes £1.49 booking fee)
· 1st child (under 16): £8.36 (includes £1.36 booking fee)
· Extra child (under 16): £6.31 (includes £1.31 booking fee)
· Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £31.91 (includes £1.91
· Children under 3 go free
Springboard’s aim is to support children with additional needs from birth to five years old, and their families.