Keep up to date with the latest news from our network, including information on improvements, popular journeys, onboard events – even Royal passengers.


GWR staff wear their rainbow colours with Pride

Train operator GWR has raised over £2,000 for the Albert Kennedy Trust (akt), through the sale of rainbow lanyards.

"All aboard!"

Tourism chiefs from across the region have met aboard Bristol’s SS Great Britain [Thursday 12 September] as they attended a Great Western Railway partner seminar promoting UK travel.

GWR war hero to ride in driver’s cab of Intercity Express Train to celebrate 100th birthday

Former Great Western Railway driver Gordon Pritchard will ride in the driver’s cab of a new Intercity Express Train as part of his 100th birthday celebrations.

Thousands more seats for those travelling to Reading Festival

Allow time for your journey and charge your phone. With two new fleets of trains now in full service those travelling to the Reading Festival can take advantage of thousands more seats than ever before.

Cornwall Pride set to shine bright with help from GWR

Train operator Great Western Railway will be giving Cornwall Pride partygoers the star treatment this weekend.

Eco-conscious Brits choose summer Staycations over jetting abroad as train travel trumps flying

Increasing environmental awareness has left 3 in 5 considering whether to boycott flying, and 37 million Brits* are looking to holiday in the UK this summer rather than travel abroad, new research has revealed.

Wales v England, Rugby World Cup Warm-up

Travelling to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium for Kick Off at 1415? GWR will run 29 trains to help get fans home after the Wales v England Rugby World Cup Warm-up this coming Saturday, but is warning customers that they may have to queue for trains immediately after the game.

Boardmasters 2019: How can I get to Newquay?

More train seats than ever before but customer reminded not to take surfboards

What’s your emergency?

Emergency services share their skills at Slough and Maidenhead Stations

Over £750,000 set aside for community improvement projects

Applications are now being invited for the 2020/21 round of funding from a local community improvement fund.