Our Intercity Express Trains

Step on board, and enjoy more space, more comfort, and faster journeys.

You’ll see our fleet of 93 high-speed Intercity Express Trains across the GWR network. So, whether you’re looking for a city break or an escape to the seaside, you can count on us to get you there.

Comfort and space

All our seats have great legroom, with a plug socket for everyone and loads of tables. Plus, there’s Wi-Fi and air-conditioning all through the train.


Each train has at least two wheelchair spaces, with access to a disabled toilet. Plus, they're all set up for baby-changing too.

Loads of storage

Deep overhead racks, plenty of floor storage, and racks at the ends of carriages.

Plus, it's easy to store your bike; with spaces in dedicated carriages, and hooks to keep things safe.

Never go hungry

With food and drink served at your seat, you won’t need to stock up before you leave.

From morning coffee, to tea and cake in the afternoon, our well-stocked trolley should keep you happy. 

Customer information

Our digital reservation system lets you see if a seat is booked. And LED information screens show where your train is going and keep you up-to-date during your journey.

Faster journeys

Quick acceleration means shorter travel times. And with better braking, you’ll have a smoother and quieter ride too.

Greener travel

Our Intercity Express Trains are green in more ways than one.

It doesn’t matter if they’re running on electric or diesel. State-of-the-art engines keep emissions and noise pollution as low as we can. 

Made in Britain

Hitachi have chosen County Durham as their base to support our Intercity Express Train.

And with more than 30 British suppliers involved, several from our region, we’re proud to welcome this homegrown fleet on to our network. 

Naming our trains

We’re recognising 50 Great Westerners, by putting their names on our trains.

Find out more.