14 MARCH 2016


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Article from BTNews 14 MARCH 2016

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Readers of  BTN  who are horse racing fans can be assured that the revamped GWR (Great Western Railway) is looking after you this week.

The Cheltenham Festival runs from Tuesday (15 March) until Friday culminating with the Gold Cup.  The rail company, part of First Group, will be providing 12 additional trains a day adding 5,000 seats.

Passengers are reminded that a queuing system will be in place at the London end and also at Cheltenham for the return journey.

Cheltenham Spa Station Manager Richard Morrish said:

“The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular in the race calendar, bringing a large number of visitors to the town.  While our friendly and approachable staff will be on hand to help keep people moving, I would urge customers to allow time for their journeys, as a queuing system will be needed to allow passengers to board trains in safety.”

Trains will depart from London Paddington to Cheltenham at:

·        07:36
·        08:05
·        08:36
·        09:03
·        09:36

The fastest non-stop train takes 2hrs 16mins and Champagne can be purchased on board.  www.gwr.com

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