One of the special tickets
Courtesy of W.Mankelow
GWR combined ticket offer
To support the 175th anniversary celebrations, GWR created a special combined ticket.
This unique ticket allowed unlimited travel between Oxford and Didcot either by normal GWR train services or on a special Thames Travel bus service on Saturday 15th June. The ticket also included entry to the Didcot Railway Centre on the Saturday.
All inclusive price was £19.50 per person or £18.50 for Senior Railcard holders and £9.75 for children
- Unlimited travel by any normal GWR train service along the Didcot to Oxford railway line
- Unlimited travel on the special 175 bus service operated by Thames Travel which will run hourly from Didcot and follow a circular route via Abingdon and include stops at Appleford recreation ground and Long Wittenhan (for Pendon Museum)
- Entry to the Didcot Railway Centre
You could hop on and hop off as often as you like, wherever you like, combining bus and train travel. Tickets could be purchased on the day on the train, at any GWR station, or online. These tickets were valid only on Saturday 15th June 2019 for travel on timetabled GWR train services and the special bus service operated by Thames Travel, and entry for one to the Didcot Railway Centre.
Buy tickets on the day
Tickets could be bought on the day at any GWR station, or on board the train.
Buy tickets online in advance
The tickets were fairly difficult to find on the GWR website as there was no direct link to them, so these instructions had to be posted to be read carefully before attempting to buy any.
- Click on the link below which will take you to the general Rovers/Rangers ticketing page
- In the Buy Ranger/Rover box on the left choose Thames Valley from the Geographical Area selection drop down menu
- Next select the Start Date as June and 15
- and finally click Search
- This will take you to all the available tickets where you can then choose the Oxford Didcot 175 option, and finally proceed to buy your tickets
Visit the GWR Rovers and Rangers ticket page after reading the above instructions.
This combined ticket offer was brought to you by GWR and any queries regarding availability, purchasing, terms and conditions, or timetabling should be raised directly with them.The promotion of this offer does not imply any liability by the organisers of the 175th celebrations for any matters arising whatsoever.
Download or print the train and special bus timetables
Visit the GWR website for more information on all their train services