Keep up to date with the latest news from our network, including information on improvements, popular journeys, onboard events – even Royal passengers.
28 September 2015
Great Western Railway is to provide a special, one-off charter train from London to Buckfastleigh and Heathfield to help treat people suffering from prostate cancer.
20 September 2015
20th September 2015: Today, railway company First Great Western will be re-named Great Western Railway (GWR) as it marks the biggest investment in the railways since Brunel. The re-brand is centred on the company’s commitment to putting its people and customers first.
14 July 2015
The Bristol Pound, the UK’s first city-wide local currency is to be accepted by First Great Western for the first time at our Bristol Temple Meads station.
14 July 2015
First Great Western looks forward to hearing from the RMT, having made a revised offer about the introduction of Super Express Trains during talks on Tuesday aimed at resolving the dispute.
28 June 2015
"We're pleased to note that the Transport Secretary called electrification of the Great Western Mainline a top priority, and that Network Rail should concentrate its efforts on getting this crucial upgrade right."
18 June 2015
First Great Western is warning customers that journey times into South Wales may be extended by up to 45 minutes as Network Rail carries out emergency engineering work around Cardiff.
15 June 2015
Only bring what you can carry, remember to charge your phone if you have an electronic ticket and remember your young person’s rail card is the advice from the company running over 50 extra trains to help revellers attend the Glastonbury Festival 2015.