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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.

Despite suggestions Wales is still open for business

More than 1,000 seats an hour will run between Cardiff Central and Paddington while the Seven Tunnel is closed to allow Network Rail to prepare for the electrification of the line.

New trains mark the start of improved services for London and the Thames Valley

Rail passengers will start to benefit from a brand new fleet of trains on Monday, as part of GWR’s commitment to delivering more capacity and faster, more frequent services.

Cardiff Blues delighted to confirm a new corporate partnership with train operator GWR

The announcement took place at Cardiff Central Station with several leading players from Wales’ Capital Region in attendance.

MISSING: Jones’ beard. Last seen at Chippenham Station We’re losing hair over this, in support of Macmillan

Brave cancer fighter and Great Western Railway employee Andy Jones has ‘braved the shave’ today at Chippenham station, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Going to Reading festival? Travel advice for Reading Festival goers

Great Western Railway (GWR) has published the following travel advice for Reading Festival goers, Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August.

Passengers thanked for their patience as Didcot to Oxford line reopens on time

The line between Didcot and Oxford has reopened on schedule this morning after being closed for 16 days while Network Rail carried out improvement works to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway.

Kids go for £1

GWR launches summer offer to help families take advantage of the train

Network Rail and GWR remind passengers to plan their journey ahead of Severn Tunnel upgrade

Rail passengers are being reminded to plan their journeys before travelling ahead of a six-week closure of the Severn Tunnel to prepare the Great Western Mainline for a brand new fleet of electric trains.

Great Western Railway partners shortlisted in all but one category at top community rail awards

Great Western Railway and its community rail partners have been shortlisted in 13 categories out of 14 at the ACoRP Community Rail Awards 2016; with a total of 23 entries shortlisted.

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