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Bristol passengers learn more about benefits of new railway alliance

Network Rail and Great Western Railway (GWR) hosted the first in a series of alliance roadshows at Bristol Temple Meads station on Thursday morning 21 July, 2016

Alternative rail routes announced as London to Oxford line gets key upgrade

Great Western Railway is reminding passengers to plan their journeys for the first half of August in advance as Network Rail undertake flood protection work between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

Heat speed restrictions to slow passenger journeys home

Stay hydrated and help us keep a lookout for the vulnerable

GWR gets on board with Powderham Food Festival

Powderham Food Festival, which takes place during the first weekend in October, has been revealed as the last stop on Great Western Railway’s ‘Summer of Food’ festival trail.

Henley Royal Regatta 2016 Travel advice

GWR is delighted to announce that an extra 97,000 seats are being provided to help passengers travel to and from the Henley Royal Regatta between Wednesday 29 June and Sunday 3 July.

The Locomootive GWR cow comes to Dorking Halls

Time to start getting into a stew about it? The latest udderly brilliant installation for Surrey’s Cow Parade has been unveiled today at Dorking Halls.

Rail passengers in the London and Thames Valley to benefit from a brand new fleet of trains

Rail passengers in the London and Thames Valley will start to benefit from a brand new fleet of trains as early as September, as part of Great Western Railway’s commitment to delivering more capacity and faster, more frequent services for customers

Second instalment of GWR £2.2 million community fund up for grabs

A £2.2 million communities improvement fund launched by Great Western Railway is now inviting applications for the second £750,000 available to support areas of real social need.

UPDATE: Travel Advice for Great Western Railway customers

The derailment of an empty train outside of Paddington earlier this evening has caused significant disruption to train services this evening.

New ticket deal saves passengers almost 20% on local attraction

Special charter service to mark the new deal

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