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Springboard Santa Special train Sunday 6th December

For current families and 2015 leavers, run by our friends at GWR, on our very own #springboardtrain.

Live Lobsters take the train to London

Live lobsters are taking the train today, as the Great Western Railway teams up with local businesses to help transport Cornish produce to the capital’s best restaurants in less than half the time it takes road transport.

Over 10,000 extra seats for Bath Christmas Market shoppers

Great Western Railway is to run 33 additional trains to and from Bath Spa this coming weekend, adding over 10,000 extra seats to support the Bath Christmas Market.

From the Orient Express to the Looe Valley Line for annual food event

A former chef on the Orient Express will be serving free tasters from his menu to passengers on board the Looe Valley Line on Tuesday 24th November.

Santa leaves sleigh behind to go by train

Leaving the reindeer aside Father Christmas will climb on board two Sunday special Great Western Railway trains operating between Plymouth and Totnes, providing local children with the chance to share their Christmas wish list and offering a special Christmas gift to each.

Great Western Railway names train after last survivor of the trenches, Harry Patch

As part of the centenary commemoration of the First World War, Great Western Railway has named a Class 43 locomotive 'Harry Patch – The last survivor of the trenches', the longest surviving soldier of the Great War.

Going to Cardiff this weekend?

Travel early and be prepared to queue is the advice from Great Western Railway today, as Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium once again plays host to international Rugby World Cup games this weekend.

Special High Speed Train tour for cancer charity

Great Western Railway is to provide a special, one-off charter train from London to Buckfastleigh and Heathfield to help treat people suffering from prostate cancer.

First Great Western Becomes Great Western Railway as Part of Historic Re-brand

20th September 2015: Today, railway company First Great Western will be re-named Great Western Railway (GWR) as it marks the biggest investment in the railways since Brunel. The re-brand is centred on the company’s commitment to putting its people and customers first.

New fleet of trains to bring better journeys to the South West

Government gives go-ahead to £360 million state-of-the-art train fleet running between London and Cornwall.

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