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Green fingered volunteers from Barclays Bank at Barnstaple station

Volunteers from Barclays Bank recently spent the day gardening at Barnstaple station.

Hundreds of new, cheap train fares created

Hundreds of new, cheap train tickets are being created by operator GWR, bringing more affordable journeys to some of the UK’s most popular destinations.

Great Western Railway and Network Rail win top rail accolade

Great Western Railway has scooped two top prizes at this year’s Rail Business Awards, the industry’s most recognised awards scheme.

How do I get a genuine Cornish pasty for free?

GWR supporting Cornish Pasty Week 2019. Great Western Railway is helping celebrate Cornish Pasty Week by teaming up with Bodmin-based pasty producer ‘Proper Cornish’ to give away free pasties to customers on-board select GWR services in Cornwall.

Wales v England Six Nations

GWR will run 22 trains to help get fans home after Wales v England in the Six Nations this coming Saturday, but is warning customers that they may have to queue for trains immediately after the game.

GWR celebrates nearly 170 years of Cornwall’s railway with Long Rock Depot Open Day

GWR has announced they will open the doors of the Long Rock Maintenance Depot to the public on Saturday 13 April 2019, raising money for the Penlee Lifeboat station and the RNLI.

Reminder: Tunnel improvement work set to close railway

Train operator Great Western Railway is reminding passengers of upcoming engineering works which will affect journeys through the South West. From Monday 18 February until Friday 8 March the route from Taunton to Exeter St Davids will be closed to rail traffic as Network Rail carries out maintenance work at Whiteball Tunnel; while further work at Marley Tunnel will mean that a reduced rail service will only be able to operate between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids.

Pete in the driving seat for charity tour

Record producer and broadcaster Pete Waterman OBE launched a nationwide tour of railway stations as part his new role promoting the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF).

Latest research shows improvement in train performance

New figures show a significant improvement in the county’s long-distance train services, and long-term investment in infrastructure and rolling stock starting to pay off.

Vital weekend works set to affect rail journey in South Wales

Work is due to get underway on Network Rail’s scheme to complete the electrification of the railway between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff.

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