Broadway Station is due to open for services run by Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam railway at the end of march.

It will be the culmination of many years of fundraising and work to relay track from Toddington, north of Cheltenham to the Worcestershire tourist town, and bring back the station to its former glory.

No doubt, there will be hundreds if not thousands of visitors wanting to use the station, but where will they all park?

It might be that a solution is at hand.

The enthusiast-run railroad has some land near the station, and it would like Wychavon District Council to run it as a pay and display car park for the use of visitors to the station.

Spokesman for the railway, Ian Crowder said: “A lot of people in Broadway are looking forward to the opening of the station, but they are very concerned about parking, as there isn’t really parking there.

“There is a strip of land at the bottom of the embankment between Evesham Road and Childswickham Road which would be suitable, and we’d like Wychavon District Council to run it as a pay and display car park.

“We’d like it if people who pay were refunded for the cost of their ticket if they come to the railway.”

Otherwise, GWSR are celebrating another record-breaking year.

Ian said: “Last year was the first year that we eve had more than 100,000 passengers, and this year again has been a record-breaking one, and for a second time we’ve had more than 100,000 people."

The proposal for Wychavon District Council to run the car park will be discussed by the council’s executive board at its meeting on Wednesday.

As the proposal is about commercial matters it is a restricted item and will be discussed in a closed session of the meeting which starts at 6.15 at the council chambers in Pershore.

Deputy managing director at the authority, Vic Allison, said “We’re looking to take over land from GWSR in Broadway to turn into a car park that will be run by the council with the income from parking fees providing a return for the council's investment.

"If the council supports this initiative, then this will provide parking for those using the new Broadway railway station. We are very excited about the extension of the line to Broadway and recognise the economic benefits this will bring to the village as a result of the extra visitors that will inevitably be attracted.”