The Shakespeare Express

Birmingham and Tyseley to Stratford upon Avon

Sunday 15th August 2021

The Shakespeare Express departs from Birmingham Snow Hill calling at Birmingham Moor Street and Tyseley mainline station then heading along the Shakespeare line through the rolling Warwickshire countryside to Stratford upon Avon. Over five hours are available to explore this historic town before rejoining the train for the return journey.

The Shakespeare Express on Sunday 15th August will be hauled by Double Headed Class 20 locomotives.
“Clun Castle” is not well. Despite having passed her insurance exams and being past fit to run on Tuesday, she has developed some issues with her superheater arrangements. These are most unusual, especially as the elements were new at her recent overhaul and have given good service to date.
This means we have some repair work to do which, is currently being assessed, so, “Clun Castle” will not be operating on Sunday and our train will be diesel hauled.

Joining arrangements

Join the train at Birmingham Snow Hill  or Tyseley Mainline Station (limited pre-booked free car parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works. You may leave the train on the return at either Tyseley of Birmingham Snow Hill Street station.


Dining is available in our original Pullman Cars with full English Breakfast on the outward journey and afternoon tea, tea & Coffee, on the return journey all served at your seat.

Seating Arrangements

Seating is available in  “Bubbles” of two or four Pullman Cars and Open Coaches. You will be seated at tables of two or four in your selected Coach according to your booking. You will not be allocated specific seats.

Boarding Card

A boarding card confirming your booking details and allocated coach will be emailed to you upon completion of your booking. Please print this boarding card to access the train. Separate tickets are not issued.


The following times are confirmed for the Shakespeare Express:

Birmingham Snow Hill Depart 10:00
Birmingham Moor Street Depart 10:05
Tyseley Depart 10:15
Stratford upon Avon Arrive 11:05
  Depart 16:13
Tyseley Arrive 16:59
Birmingham Moor Street Arrive 17:06
Birmingham Snow Hill Arrive 17:12


Book Seats

Step One
Select Class of Travel

Step Two
Select Coach

Step Three
Select Number of Passengers in Bubble

Step Four
Complete Details

Step  Five


Select the station from which you intend to join the train

Meals are included in Pullman and Club Class. If you would prefer a vegetarian option please indicate Number of Vegetarian Meals Required

Passengers who require assistance to travel should contact us at to discuss their requirements prior to booking.