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GWR honours WWII codebreaker Alan Turing and unveils new ‘Trainbow’ livery

Great Western Railway (GWR) has honoured World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing by including his name on its popular ‘Trainbow’ Intercity Express Train.

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GWR customers can enjoy big journey-time savings on Elizabeth line

The Elizabeth line opens tomorrow (Tuesday 24 May) – providing significant journey-time savings for Great Western Railway customers.

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GWR to provide 40 trains for fans heading home from Ed Sheeran concerts

Great Western Railway will provide 40 trains and nearly 20,000 seats for music fans leaving Cardiff following this week’s Ed Sheeran concerts.

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Apply for funding now: New Community Fund open for applications

A new Community Fund launched by Great Western Railway is now inviting applications to support local communities and address areas of social need.

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Restoring your railway: Passengers see Dartmoor Line services doubled

  • New hourly service introduced on the Dartmoor line, doubling the current service in boost for local economy.
  • Passenger numbers have exceeded expectations, with 50,000 journeys being made in the first 20 weeks since the restored line reopened
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Don’t get caught out: Train times to change this Sunday

Train operator GWR is today reminding passengers that its timetables are changing from this Sunday. 

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Samaritans to lead new mental health study for rail industry

  • Train operator GWR and the Department for Transport commission the leading suicide prevention charity to conduct research study to improve awareness of mental health and wellbeing within the rail sector
  • This Mental Health Awareness Week (May 9-15), the charity is calling on railway staff to take part in an industry-wide survey to have their voices heard
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Winnie the Wellbeing Piano helps to promote mental health and wellbeing at Reading station

Winnie the Wellbeing Piano burst into life as colleagues from Great Western Railway and Network Rail hit the high notes at Reading station.

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GWR Managing Director welcomes start of Elizabeth line services

GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood has welcomed the start of Elizabeth line services.

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GWR welcomes former Prime Minister to independent advisory board

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP has joined train operator Great Western Railway’s independent stakeholder advisory board, its external body of experts helping to provide opinion and oversight.

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Rail improvements to impact journeys on the North Cotswolds only, this Easter

Track improvement work will see the railway line between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill closed for four days over the Easter weekend, in one of the quietest Easter weekends for engineering work in a decade.

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Old meets new as Pendennis Castle meets its steamier brother to mark iconic locomotive’s return to operation.

GWR’s class 57 diesel locomotive, Pendennis Castle, will come buffer to buffer with its older namesake, as one of the most famous locomotives in the Great Western Railway returns to operation.