THE Cathedrals Express is making a special St George’s Day trip which will start and finish in Andover for the very first time.

On Wednesday, 23 April the train is scheduled to be hauled by West Country class locomotive 34046 Braunton heading to Oxford, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon leaving Andover at 7.30am.

Chairman of The Steam Dreams, Marcus Robertson, said: “We were due to start and finish in Salisbury but following the fantastic response when we visited Andover in March, we have decided to make this last-minute change to allow locals to join us for this trip.

“The route we take is very unusual and we don’t believe a train has ever gone direct from Andover to Stratford-upon-Avon before, so it promises to be a great day out.

“It seems very fitting that as we celebrate St George’s Day we are heading for Shakespeare’s birthplace on the 450th anniversary of his birth.

“With two other fantastic destinations for passengers to choose from, this is one of our most popular day trips.”

As always on The Cathedrals Express, passengers have the opportunity to travel in four classes.

These range from premium standard at £99, right up to Pullman style dining at £239 per person.

Passengers in Pullman style will enjoy a twocourse champagne breakfast on the outward journey and a five course dinner on the return.

Call 01483 209888 to book or visit www.cathedrals