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Heritage railway volunteers get Queen's Award honour

A train on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway Credit: ITV News Central

Nine hundred volunteers at the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway are to be honoured by the queen for voluntary service for their work.

A 15 mile stretch of disused line was bought in 1981 and has since been restored, rebuilt and maintained.

One of the volunteers on the heritage line which runs between Cheltenham & Broadway Credit: ITV News Central

The heritage line between Cheltenham and Broadway now carries 80,000 passengers per year.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service will be presented to them in September.

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