Keep up to date with the latest news from our network, including information on improvements, popular journeys, onboard events – even Royal passengers.


New trains promised as Newbury to go electric

2019 promises to be a landmark year for train travel in Newbury, as Great Western Railway (GWR) delivers new trains, more seats and more frequent services.

New Intercity Express Train to be named after Paddington Bear author Michael Bond

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named one of the first of its new Intercity Express Trains after Paddington Bear author Michael Bond.

Travel from just £5 as GWR launches its January sale

200,000 low cost tickets are now available as train operator Great Western Railway launches its January sale.

New GWR Electrostar fleet helps drive huge increase in train seats

Great Western Railway (GWR) will provide almost 8,000 extra trains seats across its network at the busiest times of the morning from this January.

Don’t get left out in the cold this Christmas, plan ahead

Great Western Railway (GWR) is advising customers to plan their journeys in advance this Christmas and to travel as early as possible, with Network Rail continuing its work to modernise the Great Western mainline.

Wales v South Africa, Autumn International: Travel advice

GWR is to run 12 extra trains, providing over 6,000 extra seats, this Saturday to support fans travelling to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to watch the Wales v New South Africa Autumn International.

GWR responds to DfT announcement to extend GWR franchise

The Department for Transport has today announced its new strategic vision for the railways, which sets out a number of proposals to increase capacity and improve services for customers across the UK network.

Wales v New Zealand, Autumn International: Travel advice

GWR is to run 11 extra trains, providing over 5,500 extra seats, this Saturday to support fans travelling to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to watch Wales v New Zealand.

Additional trains for Bath Christmas Market

Great Western Railway is to run 24 additional trains to and from Bath Spa this coming weekend, which will provide almost 10,000 extra seats to support travel to the Christmas market.

Wales v Georgia: Travel advice

Fans looking to travel to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium for this Saturday’s Wales v Georgia autumn international rugby are being urged to plan ahead and to travel early, with no trains running from Bristol.

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