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Train services in Devon and Cornwall double

Train services between Plymouth and Penzance are set to double today [Monday 20 May], as part of Great Western Railway’s new May timetable.

Fallen firefighter honoured in train naming

The first female firefighter to die on duty in peacetime Britain has been named on a new Intercity Express Train in Bristol today.

Travelling to Devon and Cornwall this Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Network Rail will replace a bridge between Newbury and Westbury this weekend which will affect train services through the area.

Station redevelopment continues on track as key contract signed

Exciting plans for the redevelopment of Taunton station have moved a step further as Great Western Railway and construction company John Sisk & Son finalised contracts for the multi-million pound regeneration scheme.

GWR brings adventures to life for World Book Day

Great Western Railway (GWR) is supporting World Book Day 2019 by bringing the ‘Famous Five’ to life and launching a new book based on the popular series by Enid Blyton.

Train named in honour of Bristol fundraiser who died two years ago today

A new Intercity Express Train has been named after a Bristol fundraiser who fought tirelessly to raise awareness of melanoma.

The time and date of the last High Speed Train to run

With large crowds expected to watch the last, regular High Speed Train depart London Paddington, GWR has announced that seats on board the memorable service will be reservation only.

Quicker journeys promised as engineering work set to continue this Easter

Rail engineering work continues this Easter as Network Rail carries out vital electrification works in the Severn Tunnel.

Great Western Railway delivers extended car park at Westbury Station

Great Western Railway has responded to calls for improved parking at Westbury Station by increasing the number of spaces by 150.

Green fingered volunteers from Barclays Bank at Barnstaple station

Volunteers from Barclays Bank recently spent the day gardening at Barnstaple station.

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