In 2019, we introduced the biggest timetable change on the Great Western Railway network since 1976, bringing faster, more frequent services with thousands more seats across the region.
Around three-quarters of journey times changed. The timetable introduced on 15 December 2019 provided new services and changed older ones as part of the improvements.
Trains now arrive and depart at different times – there are more trains, with more seats, but to allow the new timetable to work, train times changed.
Trains may not stop at your station – journeys are now faster, but with the introduction of new services, they won't always stop at the places frequent travellers were used to.
What improvements are there?
Most places on the Great Western Railway network are now served by new or more modern trains than they were just a couple of years ago.
The December 2019 timetable saw the introduction of 43 more high-speed services (Long-distance) every weekday – an increase of 19%, and almost 29% from May 2019.
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Keep up to speed
Engineering work may affect your journey. Find out more details about what’s happening on our Planned Engineering page.