Excursion Details

The Torbay Flyer

02/06/2018

Images courtesy of Darron Hall and Anon.

Saturday 2nd June, 2018

 

THE TORBAY TOWNS OF TORQUAY, PAIGNTON AND BRIXHAM PROVIDE A SUPERB DESTINATION FOR OUR EXCURSION. THERE IS ALSO THE ANNUAL TORBAY AIRSHOW.

 

The English Riviera is a popular destination, with many attractions set around the crescent of Tor Bay. Fashionable Torquay sits to one side, with Paignton centrally and Brixham to the west. Our special train takes you direct to Torquay and Paignton, whilst Brixham is regularily served by bus route 12 from both, or a ferry boat from Torquay. Offering a rare opportunity for through travel from East Midlands and Worcestershire stations, our train heads west by way of Bristol, across the Somerset Levels to Taunton, then over the Blackdown Hills to Exeter and the sea front line through Dawlish, before arrival lunchtime. You will have four hours to enjoy as you wish, before we commence the return journey retracing the outward route.

 

Option A - Torquay

... is well connected with Agatha Christie (follow a marked walk), has a good range of shopping, a marina, Babbacombe model village and Kents Cavern, plus the ferry across the bay to Brixham.

 

Option B - Paignton
... has the beaches so offers the traditional seaside resort. It is also the start of the private steam railway to Kingswear and Dartmouth (buy tickets on the day) and is home to a world recognised 80 acre zoo.

 

Option C - The Torbay Airshow
... will be taking place this very day, centred on Paignton seafront, and it is FREE to watch! Flying displays will be during the afternoon, complimented by displays and stalls.

 

Option D - Brixham
... is a small fishing port and town, lovely to walk around and explore. Use the bus and/or ferry to get there.

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A DB CARGO CLASS 67 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE.

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

East Midlands Parkway 0630 2320
Loughborough 0640 2310
Leicester 0700 2250
Nuneaton 0725 2225
Coleshill Parkway
0745 2205
Bromsgrove 0830 2120
Droitwich Spa 0845 2105
Worcester Shrub Hill 0855 2055
Cheltenham Spa 0920 2030

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4
Standard Class £89.00 £45.00
£336.00

First Class

£139.00 £99.00 £536.00
First Class Plus £155.00 £115.00 £600.00
Premier Dining £239.00 £199.00 £936.00

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £30 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.

 

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Updated 16/01/18

 

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