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Newly named 500 seat train to mark re-opening of Seven Tunnel

Y Cymro - The Welshman - launched this morning

Over £25,000 raised by Bristol Depot Open Day

Great Western Railway’s open day at their St Philips Marsh depot, Bristol, has raised more than £25,000 for a local charity.

Secretary of State for Wales visits Severn Tunnel prior to reopening next week

With just one week of the six-week closure of the Severn tunnel remaining, Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns has visited the site prior to the tunnel reopening.

Guess the West

Great Western Railway (GWR) is excited to announce the launch of #GuessTheWest, a destination quiz that challenges the public to try and identify beautiful locations found in the South West of England, South Wales and London. Using smartphone photos that were entered into this summer’s Capture The West photography competition, quiz takers are invited to share their score on social media for the chance to win a pair of first class, return train tickets.

Great Western Railway and partners scoop top rail industry award

Great Western Railway and its community rail partners have walked away with the top award at this year’s ACoRP Community Rail Awards, and won a further six awards.

Students get 50% off rail travel

Helping students to make the most of their student loan, GWR is to cut up to 50% off fares this Autumn.

Despite suggestions Wales is still open for business

More than 1,000 seats an hour will run between Cardiff Central and Paddington while the Seven Tunnel is closed to allow Network Rail to prepare for the electrification of the line.

New trains mark the start of improved services for London and the Thames Valley

Rail passengers will start to benefit from a brand new fleet of trains on Monday, as part of GWR’s commitment to delivering more capacity and faster, more frequent services.

Cardiff Blues delighted to confirm a new corporate partnership with train operator GWR

The announcement took place at Cardiff Central Station with several leading players from Wales’ Capital Region in attendance.

MISSING: Jones’ beard. Last seen at Chippenham Station We’re losing hair over this, in support of Macmillan

Brave cancer fighter and Great Western Railway employee Andy Jones has ‘braved the shave’ today at Chippenham station, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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