The Shakespeare Express

The Shakespeare Express heralds the start of the 2021 season for Vintage Trains. It runs on five summer Sundays presenting its well-proven formula of blossoming Warwickshire scenery through the window and great value Breakfast, Sunday lunch and afternoon tea options on your table.

The outward journey will be over the Shakespeare Line, the train will return from Stratford to Birmingham at express speeds up to 75mph via Solihull non-stop to Tyseley (so not stopping at Henley in Arden, although a return trip from Henley may still be made).

Two return journeys will operate each day:

Travel options: (a) outward from Birmingham or Tyseley in the morning for sightseeing in the Stratford area, returning in the late afternoon; or (b) on a round trip from Stratford to Birmingham and return in the afternoon.


Operating Dates

Sunday 1st August

Sunday 8th August

Sunday 15th August

Sunday 22nd August

Sunday 29th August

Sunday 5th September

Free car parking is available at Tyseley Locomotive Works avoiding Birmingham’s clean air zone (limited availability and must be booked with your train tickets).

All trains will carry Pullman, and Tourist accommodation. A restaurant car service is included in your Pullman fare with Full English breakfast, three course lunch, afternoon cream tea or four course dinner, depending on the time of day. Snacks and drinks are also available to preorder in Tourist. Details, including sample menus, are available when booking.