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Banish the winter blues with a cuppa at GWR

GWR is teaming up with the Samaritans to support ‘Brew’ Monday on 20 January. The third Monday of January is often known as Blue Monday – the most difficult day of the year.

Thousands of train tickets available from as little as £5

Thousands of low-cost train tickets are now available as Great Western Railway (GWR) launches its January sale.

GWR launches mobile assistance service

Train operator GWR has launched a mobile Customer Assistance Team to help those with reduced mobility to be able to travel with confidence. Until recently those needing additional assistance are helped onto a train by one colleague and met at their destination by another, meaning that customers can become anxious about being met, and in some instances are unable to alight at smaller, unstaffed stations. The new 10-member mobile team means that a member of staff can travel with the passenger, taking care of the entire journey experience and ensuring continuity of service.

Landmark achieved as GWR run electric trains to Cardiff for first time

On Sunday 5 January GWR ran electric trains to/from South Wales for the first time, bringing significant benefits to the country.

Travelling by train this Christmas? Here’s what you need to know

Rail passengers travelling over the Christmas period are being warned to travel early and to check their plans before leaving home as Network Rail continues maintenance works this Christmas.

GWR launches new timetable across Greater Bristol with changes to 75% of all trains

The new December weekday train timetable for Bristol has been launched today, providing faster journey times, more seats and more frequent services to key locations. Users are being warned to check before travelling to avoid being caught out.

GWR launches new timetable for Devon and Cornwall with changes to 75% of all trains

The new December weekday train timetable for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset has been launched today, providing faster journey times, more seats and more frequent services to key locations. Users are being warned to check before travelling to avoid being caught out.

GWR launches new timetable in South Wales with changes to 75% of all trains

The new December weekday train timetable for South Wales has been launched today, providing faster journey times, more seats and more frequent services to key locations. Users are being warned to check before travelling to avoid being caught out.

GWR launches new timetable in the Thames Valley with changes to 75% of all trains

The new December weekday train timetable for the Thames Valley has been launched today, providing faster journey times, more seats and more frequent services to key locations. Users are being warned to check before travelling to avoid being caught out.

New timetable launches for Oxford and the North Cotswolds with changes to 75% of all trains

The new December weekday train timetable for Oxford and the North Cotswold has been launched today, providing faster journey times, more seats and more frequent services to key locations. Users are being warned to check before travelling to avoid being caught out.