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Let GWR #EnterTrain you

Train operator GWR has launched an #EnterTrainment package to help home-schooling parents keep their children entertained and educated.

Coronavirus travel update - GWR train services to be reduced

Following discussions with Government and the wider rail industry, Great Western Railway is reducing services to reflect national advice against non-essential travel, while maintaining services critical to keeping key workers moving during the current situation.

Network Rail set to carry out nine upgrades at the same time in Somerset to reduce disruption for passengers

This weekend Network Rail will start work on nine railway upgrades in Somerset which will take place at the same time to reduce disruption for passengers.

Almost 30,000 train seats for Bath Half Marathon

Great Western Railway will provide almost 30,000 train seats to get runners and supporters to and from Bath this coming Sunday 15 March for the Bath Half Marathon.

GWR names first of six trains in honour of Heroes of WW2. Most highly decorated spy of the war commemorated

Great Western Railway (GWR) will mark 75 years since the end of World War 2 and peace was declared in Europe by naming six trains after remarkable individuals involved in the conflict.

Flybe passengers offered free travel on FirstGroup trains today

Following the news that airline Flybe will not be providing any flights today (Thursday 5 March), the UK’s largest rail operator FirstGroup will offer a free ticket on its trains to all Flybe customers intending to travel over the next week.

Women fleeing domestic abuse to get free train travel

A new partnership launched today, and in time for International Women’s Day, will provide help for women and men fleeing an abusive relationship and travelling to safety at a refuge.

Maintenance work to impact weekend train services between Bristol Parkway and Didcot Parkway

Engineering work to improve the reliability and performance of the railway between Bristol Parkway and Didcot Parkway is to be carried out over a series of weekends in late February and early March.

History to be made with opening of Worcestershire Parkway station

Worcestershire Parkway station opens on Sunday, delivering increased connectivity to London, the Midlands and South Wales. History will be made when Great Western Railway’s service to London Paddington makes the first call at the station at 08.28.

Rail improvement works taking place in West Cornwall

Works to improve parts of the railway in West Cornwall begin tomorrow, with amended train services and replacement buses in operation to keep people moving.