COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 26th March 2020 

In light of recent developments introducing a lockdown, the Vintage Trains steam charter programme is now postponed until mid June. Passengers on any of these trains will be able to transfer to an alternate train scheduled/re-scheduled for later this year. If you wish, VT will hold bookings until the situation eases and additional trains can be confirmed. Alternatively, a credit note can be requested for use on future trains or a full refund can be made. All booked passengers will shortly hear directly from us with these options and more details.

This is regrettable but VT is not standing still. While lockdown, isolation and social distancing continues, VT is planning a revised and exciting railtour programme in conjunction with Network Rail to act as an antidote to the challenges we are all facing right now. VT is in the strong position of being able to introduce a Shakespeare Express programme with just a few days’ notice. Following Network Rail’s formal allocation of the Shakespeare Express Sunday paths to the TOC, VT can now run two return trains from Birmingham to Stratford-Upon-Avon on any Sunday throughout the year and we will run such trains as soon as we can.

During the lockdown, the majority of Vintage Trains and Tyseley staff are working from home. As such, we ask that your primary method of contacting us is via email to where we will be able to respond faster than if you leave us a voice message.

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list and be amongst the first to hear about the programme please visit: or book on line at once trains are announced.

We wish you and yours all the very best of heath during this crisis. In the difficult times ahead, we hope that looking forward to your next day out with Vintage Trains can help stave off negative thoughts and return a smile on your face.We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the near future. 

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