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All aboard! Train name fame for 18 BBC Radio listeners across the South West

Calling all readers: Nominate your Make a Difference superstars to celebrate people who have been going above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Let’s travel safely this summer

As the country moves into the next stage of its coronavirus response, public transport will continue to play an important role.

Let’s travel safely this summer as GWR announces enhanced getaway services

Additional train services for Devon and Cornwall have been announced from this weekend to help people returning to rail travel do so safely, but customers are reminded to consider others and wear a face covering, and to wash their hands regularly.

Three Devon schoolboys among stars of the future with GWR train announcements

Bing bong! Great Western Railway is pleased to announce a host of #EnterTraining entries for its latest competition – including one all the way from Australia.

Great Western Railway launches Train Manager announcement competition

Children encouraged to dress up in their best train uniform.

What can I expect if I need to travel by train next week?

As more people return to work train operator Great Western Rail is reassuring customers about the steps being taken to keep them safe, while reminding those travelling to wear a face covering and avoid travel at peak times where possible.

Great Western Railway unveils special livery thanking key workers and celebrating diversity

Unique design features the ideas of three teenagers from across GWR network. Great Western Railway (GWR) today unveiled a special livery thanking key workers for their incredible efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired by the company’s design a train competition.

GWR supports passengers with non-visible disabilities through lanyard scheme

GWR is taking part in a scheme designed to support adults and children with non-visible disabilities.

GWR reveals the region’s busiest routes as it reminds people to wear a face covering

New data published today by GWR reveals the region’s busiest train routes, as the rail operator reminds people to avoid peak times where possible, that customers need to wear a face covering when travelling in England, and strongly advises wearing them in other parts of the network.

GWR ‘masks’ high-speed train to remind customers to wear a face covering

Travel outside of peak where possible and use the GWR app or a smart card to buy your ticket, train operator urges.