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When lockdown is over can I travel by train? Student travel advice

Train operator GWR has issued guidance for those looking to return home during the Government’s ‘student travel window’. After lockdown ends next week, the Government has proposed a week-long window from Thursday 3 to Wednesday 9 December to help university students safely travel home.

GWR joins forces with The Veterans Charity for special ‘Poppies to Paddington’ operation

Wreaths from across Great Western Railway network carried to the capital on Remembrance Day. More than 200 poppy wreaths were placed on Great Western Railway trains and carried to London Paddington station on Remembrance Day.

Rail improvements to impact journeys between Maidenhead and Marlow

Network Rail work to renew track between Bourne End and Marlow will see the railway close for a two-week period from this weekend. The essential work will ensure the continued use the Marlow section of the branch and will reduce the need for smaller weekend closures in the future.

GWR joins forces with The Veterans Charity to plan special ‘Poppies to Paddington’ operation for Remembrance Day

Wreaths from across Great Western Railway network to be carried to the capital. Swathes of poppy wreaths will be placed on Great Western Railway trains and carried to London Paddington station on Remembrance Day.

Rail improvements to impact journeys on Looe and Gunnislake branch lines

Plans to carry out improvement and maintenance work to two bridges on the Looe and Tamar Valley branch lines mean the railway between Liskeard and Looe, and between Plymouth and Gunnislake, will be closed during separate periods this November.

Bristol civil rights activist has GWR train named in his honour

Great Western Railway celebrates Black History Month Civil rights pioneer Dr Paul Stephenson today had a train named in his honour as Great Western Railway celebrated Black History Month.

Great Western Railway honours Plymouth fundraiser as one of their 100 Great Westerners

Great Western Railway (GWR) has honoured local Plymouth fundraiser Steve Whiteway BCAc by naming a train in honour of him for his services to the community.

World War Two ‘Cockleshell Hero’ to have train named in his honour by Great Western Railway

One of the famous ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ from World War Two will today have a train named in his honour by Great Western Railway.

Bridge replacement impacts Bristol train services

Trains between Bristol Parkway and Newport will be affected by 13 days of engineering work taking place at the end of October, and into the beginning of November.

Welsh football team board GWR train named after two of country’s biggest sporting icons

Wales prepared for tonight’s international football friendly with England by boarding a Great Western Railway train bearing the names of two of the country’s best-known sporting legends.