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First train to travel from Gloucester to Parkend since 1929

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

Passengers booked tickets to travel from Gloucester to Parkend, for the first time in 85 years. Dean Forest Railway conductor guard Adam Williams, left, and Andrew Woodrow, senior ticket inspector.

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MORE than 100 people gathered at Gloucester Railway Station to travel through an historic route.

The passengers booked tickets to travel from Gloucester to Parkend for the first time since 1929.

The Dean Forest Railway's Multiple Unit festival, which took place this morning, saw the railway's pair of Diesel Multiple Units, joined by a visiting First Great Western Sprinter Class 150 Unit.

Andrew Woodrow, senior ticket inspector from Dean Railway Station, said: “This is the first time a train has gone from Gloucester to Parkend since 1929, it is great to see the route being used. It is great to see so many people here.”

Passenger Graham Pearson, who travelled from Birmingham, said: “I have come from Birmingham to see this train go to Parkend.”

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  • MarkGlos  |  March 24 2014, 9:26PM

    This is not going to be a regular train journey. However, there is a regular service between Gloucester and South Wales which calls at Lydney. The Dean Forest Railway, Lydney Junction Station, is less than 5 minutes walk from the mainline station, so it is easy to travel by rail to the Dean Forest Railway.

  • TruthSeeker7  |  March 22 2014, 1:12PM

    is this to become a regular train journey?

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