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Rail companies together launch long-term plan to boost the West’s Economy by £9.45 bn

The companies running the railway in the West of England have come together today to set out their long-term plan for the region’s railway, which will secure £9.45bn of additional economic benefits for communities along the Great Western main line.

Cheltenham Festival Travel Advice: Almost 5,000 extra seats every day

Cheltenham Festival goers will benefit from almost 5,000 extra seats every day this week as train operator GWR lays on extra services to support the renowned race meeting.

More trains, more seats and faster journeys planned for the South West

This summer will see Great Western Railway (GWR) start to deliver new trains, more seats, and in time more frequent services across the South West.

Update: Weather impact on service delivery

Great Western Railway expects to be able to run a normal service on most areas of its network throughout Monday 5 March.

Red weather warning and further heavy expected to impact rail services

Significant disruption to Great Western Railway services is expected to continue during Thursday 1 March and throughout Friday 2 March, after the Met Office updated weather warnings.

Advice for Bath Half Marathon runners: Allow time to get to the start line

Advice for Bath Half Marathon runners: Great Western Railway is to run 18 extra trains to support runners, and their supporters, attend the Bath Half Marathon this Sunday 4 March.

GWR welcomes the arrival of Cornish Pasty Week

Great Western Railway (GWR) is helping support the first ever Cornish Pasty Week.

New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route to embark on pan-European journey

The first new Intercity Express Trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route have rolled off the production plant in Italy and will soon begin their rare journey across Europe to the UK.

GWR open day scoops prestigious industry award and raises over £50,000 for charity

GWR’s Legends of the Great Western open day at Old Oak Common depot has today scooped a prestigious silver Golden Whistle award for Outstanding Team.

Work on new £40 million rail depot for Exeter due to start

Contracts have been signed for work to start on a new train maintenance depot at Exeter, part of a wider programme of improvements to increase rail capacity in the South West, including new and refreshed trains and station improvements.

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