Rail Live 2024
19-20 June 2024
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

Park & Ride (Crowne Plaza)

New for 2024 - Park and Ride in!

A complimentary coach shuttle service will be operating from the Crowne Plaza Hotel carpark in Stratford-upon-Avon City Centre. 

There will be 2 coaches on loop from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The ride is just 15 minutes from the hotel to the event and has a seperate entry route into to the site providing you with a quick access route to the show and help cut the number of vehicles trying to enter via station road. 

There are two options for you to park in walking distance to the coach shuttle service as listed below. Information below was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change. 

Crowne Plaza hotel: 

  • 350 on site self parking spaces.
  • The car park is monitored by Parking Eye and is chargeable at £10.00 per 24 hours.
  • You will be required to register your car with the front reception desk inside the hotel or at the pay station in the carpark to avoid fixed penalties, on arrival.
  • Please click here for the information direct on the providers website 


Bridgeway Multistorey Carpark:

  • 650 on site self parking spaces.
  • The car park uses ANPR technology and operates with pay machines on exit. Pay machines are CARD ONLY. 
  • Parking charges vary - please see the providers website for rates. The first hour is free, 4 hours is £5.50 and up to 9 hours is £8.80
  • Please click here for the information direct on the providers website 



Departure times from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to Rail Live (journey approx 15 mins traffic dependent) 

08:00 / 08:30 / 09:00 / 09:30 / 10:00 / 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30


Departure times from Rail Live to the Crowne Plaza Hotel (journey approx 15 mins traffic dependent) 

13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30


Please note these times are approximate and cannot account for local traffic in Stratford Upon Avon that may cause delays.
Please ensure you leave plenty of time should you specifically want to watch a particular session or need to be on the road home by a particular time.