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Engineering work means rail services unable to stop at Bristol Parkway

Rail services will be unable to call at Bristol Parkway for three weeks from mid-September due to continuing work to electrify the railway between Bristol and London.

New Intercity Express Train carries passengers for the first time

The first of the new Intercity Express Trains specifically built for Devon and Cornwall entered service this morning, Monday 20 August.

A new look for Newquay

GWR will give Newquay station a new-look to celebrate Cornwall Pride taking place during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Just the ticket for Countryfile Live 2018 fans

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).

Great Western Railway’s new Intercity Express Train arrives at Paignton for the first time

Great Western Railway’s 12.10 arrival at Paignton from London Paddington on Saturday [28 July] marked the first Intercity Express Train to travel to the seaside town.

GWR reaction to Chris Grayling statement on GWR franchise split

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.

Top Ten Most Overcrowded trains: GWR response

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

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

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.

Henley Royal Regatta 2018: Travel advice

Over 80,000 seats a day will run on Great Western Railway (GWR) services between London Paddington and Twyford, in support of the Henley Royal Regatta which starts tomorrow Wednesday 4 July.

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