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


Additional 12 carriage trains delivering more seats into London before 09:00

Great Western Railway (GWR) is providing almost 500 extra seats into London Paddington before 09:00 today after the train operator increased the number of 12 carriage trains in operation.

Windsor & Eton station renamed Harry & Meghan Central

Windsor & Eton Central station is to become Harry & Meghan Central for the day to celebrate the royal wedding.

Travel early and travel light to get to Windsor in time for the Royal procession

Regal revellers from as far afield as Fife, Preston and Newton Abbot have bought rail tickets to Windsor on the day of the Royal Wedding, with some expected to set-off in the small hours to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Rail passengers advised to check before they travel this Bank Holiday

GWR is reminding passengers to check their journeys before they travel over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail continues to upgrade the railway between London Paddington and Reading to enable new Elizabeth line services to run.

Take the train to follow the Bath owl trail

Tourists visiting Bath this summer who arrive by train will be welcomed to the historic city by one of the flock of oversized owls as part of a major public art sculpture trail.

Child mental health campaign to appear on UK transport network

A series of thought-provoking adverts are set to appear on buses and train stations around the UK, as part of a new campaign designed to draw attention to children’s mental health.

Use your phone as a rail ticket

Go from booking to boarding in just a matter of minutes and without the need for a paper ticket, as Great Western Railway (GWR) launches mobile ticketing across its network today.

Bristol heroes celebrated with train naming

Great Western Railway (GWR) has paid tribute to Bristolians Bob Woodward and Elizabeth Ralph, naming one of its new trains after the pair.

The Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle

If you are planning to travel to see the wedding procession of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Markle in Windsor, Great Western Railway (GWR) and South Western Railway (SWR) are laying on extra trains and more frequent service from early morning to late into the evening.

Bestselling Bristol author set for high speed book signing

C. L. Taylor will be signing copies of her latest thriller on-board a Great Western Railway (GWR) service from Bristol to London Paddington on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

Get inspired

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