GWR responds to South West Trains

Thursday 10th December 2015
In response to questions following another train operator's recent advertising campaign, a Great Western Railway spokesman said: "This is exactly the kind of thing that so frustrates passengers - they want train companies focusing on delivering faster, more frequent train services and more seats, not bickering in public. Our own approach is to concentrate on our own business and to get on with delivering the substantial improvements we are delivering for customers as part of our journey to becoming GWR.

"That's why we're focused on delivering three brand new train fleets for passengers, creating an additional 156,700 additional seats a week, cutting journey times to key locations by as much as 20 minutes and creating 2,100 additional car park spaces at our stations.

"We're surprised South West Trains' bosses at Stagecoach - which rebranded their East Coast trains earlier this year - sanctioned such a self-critical move."