Broadway progressing in leaps and bounds

THE Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is racing flat out to have its new Broadway terminus ready for the first public trains on March 30.

The railway has been handed a massive boost by supportive Wychavon Borough Council, which has agreed to pay for a £580,000 car park, with a 99-vehicle capacity, between Evesham Road and Childswickham Road, to serve the station. Currently, the station has no public car parking.

Class 73 electro-diesel E6036 went further north than any Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway locomotive had ever done before, by taking its ballast train to the Broadway headshunt. JO ROESEN/G/WR

Council leader Linda Robinson said: “We are very happy to support this. It is a wonderful way to bring more tourists to the district, and I hope that it will go even further than Broadway.”

By late March, the station building will be substantially finished although the only facilities fully functioning will be the booking office and the toilets.

The car park will be created at the foot of the embankment which was stabilised late last year using
geo-technical systems, including soil nails; a pedestrian crossing will also be installed.

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