Great Western Railway has launched a new ticket for people wanting to travel to Countryfile Live 2018. The event is taking place in the grounds of the historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from tomorrow (2 August 2018) until Sunday 5 August (inclusive).
GWR reaction to Chris Grayling statement on GWR franchise split
25 July 2018
The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, gave members of the Transport Select Committee a sneak preview on the new Great Western franchise yesterday when he told members that he would not be splitting the franchise into smaller units.
Responding to the publication of the Department for Transport’s Top Ten most overcrowded train services, a GWR spokesperson said the continuing work to electrify the Great Western network, alongside wholesale upgrade of its commuter 'Electrostar' fleet in the Thames Valley and its long distance services was starting to pay dividends for customers, but stressed there were more improvements to come.
Train operator warns of significant disruption this Sunday
13 July 2018
Great Western Railway is warning customers of significant disruption to services this coming Sunday and has lifted ticket restrictions to enable people to travel before the disruption hits.
Due to a number of factors including on-going engineering work; the World Cup Final taking place; the continuing good weather, and the start of the school holidays in some regions, there is a reduced number of available staff.
Extra trains for Boardmasters Festival but reservations must be made to travel
12 July 2018
Travel in style to the Boardmasters Festival this summer with train operator Great Western Railway set to run 13 additional trains to/from Newquay, however passengers must make a reservation to travel.