125 Group is very pleased to help support this special High Speed Train charity railtour:
The Somerset Explorer – Saturday 13th May 2017
Great Western Railway with Visit Somerset, West Somerset Railway and Buses of Somerset, a special HST (hoped to be celebrity power cars 43002 & 43185 with green livery set) will work the charity railtour, raising funds for Weston-super-Mare Hospice to celebrate the life and work of Bob Smart, the former chairman of Visit Somerset who sadly passed away last year.
There will be the GWR buffet car with GWR souvenirs available and the 125 Group Sales Stand on-board.
Various ticket options are available:
‘Explorer Option’: Paddington depart 08.36/ arrive 18.57, Ealing Broadway 08.44/18.46, Reading 09.14/18.19, Didcot 09.34/18.02 via Frome and onto the WSR and through to Minehead (13.00/14.50) returning via Taunton Platform 2 and crossover at Taunton East Jn, Weston-super-Mare and booked Bristol TM Down Through Line in the Up direction.
There is the option of travelling to and from Paddington but leaving the train at Frome at 10.33 for a luxury coach or open top bus on a mystery land cruise re-joining at Weston 17.00.
Part Fare ‘Round Robin’ option for passengers joining the train at Frome from the 08.36 train from Swindon via Melksham, leaving at Weston for service train connections to the 18.32 Westbury to Swindon and 18.40 Westbury to Frome. Coach connections are also available to connect at Frome/Weston.
There are no pay on the day tickets, only on-line bookings are available (but with various options for group and staff fares etc).
Full details and ticket bookings available here: http://wsr_explorer.eventbrite.co.uk/?s=73482104
SPECIAL OFFER: For 125 Group members plus one accompanying person, early bird £25.50 discount – adult standard class only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, VALID for the HST all day option ONLY, enter promotional code: HST_Group_41
Current 125 Group membership card must be presented on-board to validate this special offer.