Keep up to date with the latest news from our network, including information on improvements, popular journeys, onboard events – even Royal passengers.
When lockdown is over can I travel by train? Student travel advice
26 November 2020
Train operator GWR has issued guidance for those looking to return home during the Government’s ‘student travel window’.
After lockdown ends next week, the Government has proposed a week-long window from Thursday 3 to Wednesday 9 December to help university students safely travel home.
GWR joins forces with The Veterans Charity for special ‘Poppies to Paddington’ operation
12 November 2020
Wreaths from across Great Western Railway network carried to the capital on Remembrance Day.
More than 200 poppy wreaths were placed on Great Western Railway trains and carried to London Paddington station on Remembrance Day.
Rail improvements to impact journeys between Maidenhead and Marlow
12 November 2020
Network Rail work to renew track between Bourne End and Marlow will see the railway close for a two-week period from this weekend.
The essential work will ensure the continued use the Marlow section of the branch and will reduce the need for smaller weekend closures in the future.
GWR joins forces with The Veterans Charity to plan special ‘Poppies to Paddington’ operation for Remembrance Day
03 November 2020
Wreaths from across Great Western Railway network to be carried to the capital.
Swathes of poppy wreaths will be placed on Great Western Railway trains and carried to London Paddington station on Remembrance Day.
Rail improvements to impact journeys on Looe and Gunnislake branch lines
02 November 2020
Plans to carry out improvement and maintenance work to two bridges on the Looe and Tamar Valley branch lines mean the railway between Liskeard and Looe, and between Plymouth and Gunnislake, will be closed during separate periods this November.