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MISSING: Jones’ beard. Last seen at Chippenham Station We’re losing hair over this, in support of Macmillan

Brave cancer fighter and Great Western Railway employee Andy Jones has ‘braved the shave’ today at Chippenham station, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Going to Reading festival? Travel advice for Reading Festival goers

Great Western Railway (GWR) has published the following travel advice for Reading Festival goers, Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August.

Kids go for £1

GWR launches summer offer to help families take advantage of the train

Passengers thanked for their patience as Didcot to Oxford line re-opens on time

The line between Didcot and Oxford has re-opened on schedule this morning after being closed for 16 days while Network Rail carried out improvement works to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway.

Network Rail and GWR remind passengers to plan their journey ahead of Severn Tunnel upgrade

Rail passengers are being reminded to plan their journeys before travelling ahead of a six-week closure of the Severn Tunnel to prepare the Great Western Mainline for a brand new fleet of electric trains.

Great Western Railway partners shortlisted in all but one category at top community rail awards

Great Western Railway and its community rail partners have been shortlisted in 13 categories out of 14 at the ACoRP Community Rail Awards 2016; with a total of 23 entries shortlisted.

GWR welcomes early Bakerloo Line reopening at Paddington

London Underground’s Bakerloo Line services are once again stopping at Paddington Station, two weeks ahead of schedule, following improvement works.

GWR photo competition #CaptureTheWest

GWR celebrates National Photo Week with the launch of #CaptureTheWest, a smartphone photography competition with celebrity judges

Bristol passengers learn more about benefits of new railway alliance

Network Rail and Great Western Railway (GWR) hosted the first in a series of alliance roadshows at Bristol Temple Meads station on Thursday morning 21 July, 2016

Alternative rail routes announced as London to Oxford line gets key upgrade

Great Western Railway is reminding passengers to plan their journeys for the first half of August in advance as Network Rail undertake flood protection work between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

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