No 7903 'Foremarke Hall' about to depart from Broadway station with one of the first public trains following the opening of the station on Good Friday 30 March 2018


21 March 2018. The first passenger train since 1960 awaits departure from Broadway station. This was the first of a series of trains run to give the railway's volunteers and other supporters a preview of the station before the commencement of public services on Good Friday, 30 March.


Red Letter Day 23rd December 2017!

23 December 2017. The final rails were laid to connect Broadway station with the rest of the railway. Following this the railway's Permanent Way Department train carefully negotiated the new stretch of track and entered the station, the first train north of the road bridge since 1976.

Track has been laid through the station and across the road bridge. Just behind the camera a set of points will be installed where the double track through the station meets the single track line from Toddington, thus joining Broadway to the rest of the railway..

Platform build: A view of the platforms from the opposite direction (looking north) in early December 2017, with the newly-laid track in place. This still needs to be properly aligned and ballasted before trains can run over it and the Station Building in early December 2017. Window and door frames have been painted and the windows glazed, and track has been laid between the platforms.

Broadway Station October 2017

View of the building in late October 2017, after most of the scaffolding had been removed. The area between the platforms has been ballasted in preparation for tracklaying. In this picture the track, which has been laid from the far northern end of the site, has just reached the end of the platforms. The track extending the current running line has reached the Childswickham Road bridge, some 400m behind the camera.

At the beginning of 2016 we were about to start construction of the walls following the erection of the steel frame for the building. By the end of 2016 the ceiling joists had been installed at the northern end, and a start has been made on installing the joists at the southern end. The footbridge was lifted on to its supporting towers in April 2016, and the roof, guttering, downpipes and associated drainage have been installed. Preparations are in hand to construct the concrete bases for the staircases, although the staircases themselves will not be installed in the immediate future.

The completed signal box with the footbridge span in the back ground.

An artist impression of the new Broadway Station Building. This wonderful painting was created by the late Fred Lea. The impression was formed by studying the new drawings of the Station Building and overlaying the design on photographs of the existing site. The end result is quite brilliant.

  • Current Progress - a view from the Webcam

  • This website is being maintained as a modest, independent supplement to the GWSR Website , concentrating on the activities of the GWSR in its pursuit of extending its northern route, and culminating in the re opening of Broadway Station. The Broadway Area Group(BAG), with the support of the GWR Board, has set themselves the target of having Broadway Station rebuilt and operational as quickly as funds will allow with a target of 2018. There is much still to be done and funds are limited. What there is in abundance is enthusiasm and commitment from the BAG Volunteers. Their single minded determination will see their dream a reality.

    If you would like to help with achieving our goal you can join the Broadway Area Group as a volunteer, or become a Friend of Broadway Station. Follow the links above and find out more. Alternatively donations to the Broadway Area Group can be made directly to the BAG Chairman through the Contact link above or by the safe on line donation button below.

    If you would like to make a Donation towards the Broadway Station Appeal Fund, please use the safe link below. We can't do it without You!


    ---------------------Site last updated on 8th November 2017 -------------------------