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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. Book now to take advantage of the cheapest fares and get even more off of the cost of Advance purchase fares for travel across the Great Western network. The sale runs from Wednesday 9 January until Saturday 19 January, for travel from Saturday 12 January until Friday 29 March.

Christmas trains success

Special GWR Christmas charity trains have helped raise more than £1,500 for charity. The train company organised three festive themed services in the South West and South Wales on the first two weekends in December.

Biggest Christmas rail upgrade works ever

Rail passengers travelling across the Great Western Railway network are being urged to travel early and to check their journey beforehand as Network Rail delivers its biggest ever Christmas upgrade works.

GWR announces special charity Christmas trains now open for bookings

Great Western Railway (GWR) will operate two very special charity Christmas trains between Plymouth and Gunnislake on Sunday 9 December 2018 to help raise money for charity.

GWR recognised for supporting charities

Great Western Railway (GWR) has won Best Promotional Partnership for the work the company does to help employees support charities.

A train every four and a half minutes this Saturday.

Bath will be served by a train every four and a half minutes this coming Saturday, but Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning that customers will still have to queue at the busiest times to board trains home from the Bath Christmas Market.

Guide Dogs in Train’ing with GWR

Four guide dog puppies have been introduced to GWR staff at Plymouth station who helped to raise £20,000 for the Guide Dogs charity.

Dawlish railway line to be closed Wednesday morning

Until sea levels fall and the railway line can be inspected in daylight, Network Rail is closing the line between Newton Abbot and Exeter from the start of service on Wednesday 7 November following a Met Office weather warning.

Off The Rail – A new look for GWR Customer Ambassadors

Great Western Railway (GWR) is introducing an exciting fresh, new and more contemporary look for Customer Ambassadors at stations across the network.

Picture perfect puzzle: GWR launches new jigsaw featuring the Intercity Express Train

Great Western Railway (GWR) has launched a new jigsaw puzzle featuring the new Intercity Express Trains. The jigsaw features an Intercity Express Train crossing the Royal Albert Bridge which spans the River Tamar linking Devon and Cornwall.

Get inspired

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