Membership of The Friends of Vintage Trains offers many benefits to its members:
- Concessionary Fares – Shakespeare Express
The Friends of Vintage Trains members benefit from concessionary fares for Standard Class travel and can use these benefits as many times as they like. There are no concessions for Premier Dining Class travel.
Members who can produce a current Friends of Vintage Trains membership card can purchase a Standard Class return ticket for the price of a single ticket.
Partner members (Husband & Wife) – the benefit is available to both individuals included in the “Partner” membership.
Family members (2 Adults & 2 Children) – the benefit is available to all members of the “Family” membership.
Members may use this concession for purchase of tickets for their own travel on the Shakespeare Express as many times as they want. Each return journey needs a separate ticket. The tickets purchased at the members discounted fare must be for the members’ own use and proof of membership will be required when purchasing them and on the trains.
This concession applies only to the regular summer Sunday daytime service trains running between July & September and when celebrity engines are not being used. Where additional special ‘out of season’ Shakespeare Express trains or evening trains are run and/or celebrity engines are being used, then member concessions will not usually be available. Members are asked to look out for special train notices which may indicate whether the concession will apply.
- Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Days – Concessionary Admission
Concessionary admission tickets are usually available for most Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Days to The Friends of Vintage Trains members holding a current valid membership card. This must be produced at the time of ticket purchase.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer concessions for The Friends of Vintage Trains members on the one-off Vintage Trains tours