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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.

Bristol rail improvements to continue from this Saturday

Great Western Railway (GWR) is reminding passengers that trains will not be able to run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads from this Saturday until Sunday 18 November.

Final week of Newbury upgrade works to start next week

The final phase of weekday work to electrify the railway to Newbury is due to take place next week.

Celebrations for community rail success

Community Rail Partnerships in the region are celebrating after winning a collection of awards at the 2018 Association of Community Rail Partnership Awards.

GWR in tune to support BBC Music Day

Great Western Railway will host a series of live music events at stations across the network as part of BBC Music Day on Friday 28 September 2018.

Engineering work means rail services unable to stop at Bristol Parkway

Rail services will be unable to call at Bristol Parkway for three weeks from mid-September due to continuing work to electrify the railway between Bristol and London.

New Intercity Express Train carries passengers for the first time

The first of the new Intercity Express Trains specifically built for Devon and Cornwall entered service this morning, Monday 20 August.

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