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Great Western Railway train name fame for a hospital hero and ‘mask tree’ creator

BBC and GWR celebrate Make a Difference Superstars. Two community heroes from Wiltshire who selflessly helped others at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to have their names featured on the side of a Great Western Railway train.

GWR train name fame for former Syrian TV reporter and community group champion

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars. Two community heroes from Worcestershire who selflessly helped others at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to have their names featured on the side of a Great Western Railway train.

GWR train name fame for food delivery champion and fancy dress runner

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars. Two community heroes from Gloucestershire who selflessly helped others at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to have their names featured on the side of a Great Western Railway train.

GWR train name fame for village champion and inspirational street performer

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars. Two community heroes from Devon who selflessly helped others at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to have their names featured on the side of a Great Western Railway train.

GWR train name fame for teenage fundraising hero and foodbank champion

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars. Two community heroes from Cornwall who selflessly helped others at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to have their names featured on the side of a Great Western Railway train.

GWR train name fame for food delivery volunteer and emergency response mastermind

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars. Two community heroes from the Bristol area who selflessly helped others at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic are to have their names featured on the side of a Great Western Railway train.

GWR realises ambition for three trains an hour on North Downs line

Great Western Railway has today started to introduce a third hourly train service on the North Downs line, realising ambitions held for more than a decade.

Travelling on GWR train is just the ticket for QPR

EFL Championship side Queens Park Rangers linked up with Great Western Railway when they chose the train to travel to their first away game of the season.

GWR ramps up service as schools set to return

Great Western Railway has increased the number of trains it runs as schools and colleges across its network prepare to return to the classroom.

Great Western Railway receives the UK’s first tri-mode train

GWR has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines, as well as under its own diesel power, which is expected to be introduced on services between Reading and Gatwick by early 2021.