Didcot Railway Centre is just one of the places to enjoy on this day as we celebrate the opening of the Didcot to Oxford branch line of the Great Western Railway in June 1844.
There will be events at or near all five stations along the line – Didcot, Appleford, Culham, Radley and Oxford:
Pendon Museum at Long Wittenham will be open and will be served by the special 175 bus service. Note that admission to Pendon Museum is not included in the combined ticket.
Vintage Trains will be bringing their flagship locomotive, GWR number 7029 'Clun Castle' to Oxford specially to join in with the anniversary celebrations.
Don't miss what is going to be a great day for all ages and all interests. Visit one, a couple, or even all the venues. Using the combined ticket why not take advantage of the special 175 bus service operated by Thames Travel which will run a circular route hourly from Didcot? Or travel by any normal scheduled GWR train. Whatever you choose to do you will not be disappointed.
See the Anniversary Celebrations website for more details
This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view our collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in our Guidebook (available for purchase from our shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.
You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to our large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit our shop and refreshment room?
In addition, you will be able to:
Check our Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.
A special combined bus/train/Didcot Railway Centre ticket will allow unlimited travel between Oxford and Didcot by bus or train on Saturday 15th June and includes entry to the Didcot Railway Centre.
All inclusive price just £19.50 per person or £18.50 for Senior Railcard holders.
These tickets will allow you to hop on and off either the train or bus at any station along the line as often as you like, in either direction, so you can visit any or all the venues and combine bus and train travel however you wish.
Tickets can be purchased on the day on the train, or in advance from any GWR station. They can also be purchased on-line from the gwr.com website though they're not easy to find!
Please read these instructions carefully before attempting to buy your tickets as there is no direct link to them on the GWR website.
Visit the GWR Rovers and Rangers ticket page after reading the above instructions.
This combined ticket offer is brought to you by GWR and any queries regarding availability, purchasing, terms and conditions, or timetabling should be raised directly with them.The promotion of this offer does not imply any liability by the organisers of the 175th celebrations for any matters arising whatsoever.
You can buy Didcot Railway Centre tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit - or buy them at the entrance on arrival.
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