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Great Western Railway helps to make Jack’s wish come true

Brave Jack Thompson became a ‘Station Master’ for the day after train operator Great Western Railway helped to make his wish come true. The 12-year-old, who was born with a brain tumour and is registered blind, spent the day at London Paddington station offering a five-star service to customers.

GWR’s December timetable change top of agenda for Thames Valley business group

The biggest timetable change on the railway network since 1976 was top of the agenda at a meeting of the Thames Valley First business group. Great Western Railway managing director Mark Hopwood addressed around 30 guests in Reading to raise awareness of the new timetable, which will offer faster journey times and more frequent services to key locations throughout the region. The changes come in from December 15.

Bristol Poppy Appeal Launch

The launch of the Poppy Appeal 2019 in Bristol took place today at Bristol Temple Meads. The Royal British Legion encourages the nation to recognise the unseen service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, past and present.

Rail improvements to impact journeys in the South West

Plans to carry out track improvement, and maintenance work will see parts of the railway line in Devon and Somerset closed for two, separate periods.

GWR celebrates Wales to London speed record ahead of December timetable change

A new Cardiff to London Paddington speed record has been set by train operator Great Western Railway as it prepares for the introduction of a new timetable and quicker journeys.

Mini Police meet the British Transport Police

Rail Week 2019 brought a special opportunity for Mini Police from Somerset Bridge Primary School in Bridgwater to travel by train to Bristol Temple Meads station and meet British Transport Police (BTP) Officers to find out how the BTP look after the rail network and strive to get everyone home safely, securely and on time.

GWR posts another modern speed record ahead of December timetable change

Train operator Great Western Railway has recorded its second modern speed record within a fortnight as it celebrates the release of its new timetable, which comes into effect on 15 December.

New timetable made public for the first time – Thames Valley

The new December railway timetable for the Thames Valley has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, and more frequent services to key locations.

New timetable made public for the first time – Gloucester and the South Cotswolds

The new December railway timetable for Gloucester and the South Cotswolds has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, more seats, and more frequent services to key locations.

New timetable made public for the first time – Oxford and the North Cotswolds

The new December railway timetable for Oxford and the North Cotswolds has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, and more frequent services to key locations.