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Creating a buzz at Exeter’s St James Park Station

Exeter’s St James’ Park Station platform garden now has lavender, rosemary, thyme and wildflowers to encourage bees and butterflies and make the station more attractive for rail passengers on the Avocet Line from Exeter to Exmouth

Important information for travel this Bank Holiday

Great Western Railway is encouraging Bank Holiday customers travelling through Swindon to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as further preparatory work for electrification will take place.

Celebrating the history of Cornwall Railways on the Looe Valley Line

The Looe Valley Line has been the setting for a project exploring Cornwall’s railway heritage through music, art, writing and film on Saturday 23 April.

New GWR Pullman listing for Cornish Winery

Train travellers on the Great Western Railway Pullman dining car can now toast their journey in true regional style, raising a glass of Knightor Brut Classic Cuvee as they enjoy the picturesque scenery of the South West.

New GWR uniform unveiled at Bath in Fashion

Great Western Railway (GWR) has taken the fashion world by storm with the launch of its new staff uniform at Bath in Fashion.

Bedwyn and Hungerford rail users save a third on travel

Following a request from passengers and a local MP, train operator Great Western Railway has altered a ticket restriction for holders of the Network Railcard.

Paddington Station’s new ticket hall delights 175th customer

Great Western Railway is delighted to announce that the new ticket hall at London Paddington station opened on Sunday 17 April as the train company continues its journey as GWR

Rail depot workhorse named after bombed church in run up to Open Day

GWR today, 11 April 2016, named one of their Class 08 shunting locomotives St Silas, after the church of the same name.

Ceremony celebrates 50th anniversary of Cardiff Panel Signal Box

A special train naming ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cardiff Panel Signal Box took place at Cardiff Central station on Friday 1 April.

Theresa May welcomes improved station access

Twyford Station lifts will now be open 24 hours a day to improve accessibility after the successful trial of a remote monitoring system.

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