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Rail improvement work to affect Gloucester station

Gloucester railway station will not be able to accommodate direct trains to/from London for a six-day period as Network Rail work to improve the track in readiness for more frequent services later this year.

Rail user group honours founders with new waiting room

The Cotswold Line Promotion Group (CLPG) and Great Western Railway have opened a new waiting room in honour of two leading members of the rail campaign group.

New Intercity Express Trains drive record customer satisfaction for GWR

New figures out today show a 9% improvement in customer satisfaction with regional train company Great Western Railway, as investment in new trains, additional staff and more reliable infrastructure starts to pay off.

Almost 40% increase in train seats being provided for this year’s Glastonbury Festival

GWR will provide almost 40% more seats for this year’s Glastonbury Festival but is warning travellers that reservations are booking up fast. The festival will also be served by a very special train this year, named after festival founder Michael Eavis. Michael was nominated as one of GWRs 100 Great Westerners to have an Intercity Express Train named after him which took place at a ceremony earlier in the year.

New Intercity Express Train breaks speed record

To mark the 175th anniversary of the opening of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, GWR has set a new speed record between Oxford and London Paddington with their new Intercity Express Train.

New tile artwork unveiled at Gunnislake station on 25th anniversary date

A series of new decorative tiles adorning the walls of Gunnislake station were unveiled in a special event on Thursday 6th June.

Massive station redevelopment gets underway

Preparatory work for the multimillion pound regeneration of Taunton Station has got underway with the establishment of a site compound, and the closure of the main car park.

Revealed: The 39 community projects across the GWR network to share over £800,000 funding

A scheme to use a rail station garden to grow food for the homeless is just one of 39 to have been awarded funding from Great Western Railway today, as the train operator announces the winners of its community improvement fund.

Train services in Devon and Cornwall double

Train services between Plymouth and Penzance are set to double today [Monday 20 May], as part of Great Western Railway’s new May timetable.

Fallen firefighter honoured in train naming

The first female firefighter to die on duty in peacetime Britain has been named on a new Intercity Express Train in Bristol today.