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Over £250k work to Hanborough Station delivers extra parking

Great Western Railway has completed the £252k work to extend the car park at Hanborough Station. The extra 43 space extension will allow even more people to take advantage of the railway for work, business and leisure. The project builds on the railway company’s promise to deliver an extra 2,100 parking spaces in the next three years. The car park was officially opened by MP for Witney Robert Courts, Leader of Oxford County Council Ian Hudspeth, and GWR Regional Development Manager Tom Pierpoint last Friday.

Rail tickets to be valid tomorrow as flooding stops trains

Due to severe flooding at a number of separate locations across the GWR network, rail passengers are being advised not to travel.

Wales v Argentina and England v South Africa

Wales v Argentina and England v South Africa: Watch former England and Wales Rugby Internationals David Flatman and Tom Shanklin discuss Wales vs Argentina and England vs South Africa in a video preview of the matches.

£810k work to Tiverton Parkway delivers extra 186 parking spaces

Great Western Railway has completed the £810k work to open a new car park at Tiverton Parkway Station.

Newly named 500 seat train to mark re-opening of Seven Tunnel

Y Cymro - The Welshman - launched this morning

Over £25,000 raised by Bristol Depot Open Day

Great Western Railway’s open day at their St Philips Marsh depot, Bristol, has raised more than £25,000 for a local charity.

Secretary of State for Wales visits Severn Tunnel prior to reopening next week

With just one week of the six-week closure of the Severn tunnel remaining, Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns has visited the site prior to the tunnel reopening.

Guess the West

Great Western Railway (GWR) is excited to announce the launch of #GuessTheWest, a destination quiz that challenges the public to try and identify beautiful locations found in the South West of England, South Wales and London. Using smartphone photos that were entered into this summer’s Capture The West photography competition, quiz takers are invited to share their score on social media for the chance to win a pair of first class, return train tickets.

Great Western Railway and partners scoop top rail industry award

Great Western Railway and its community rail partners have walked away with the top award at this year’s ACoRP Community Rail Awards, and won a further six awards.

Students get 50% off rail travel

Helping students to make the most of their student loan, GWR is to cut up to 50% off fares this Autumn.

Get inspired

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