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Customer CIS

Rail strikes to impact travel this weekend and the majority of next week

Trades unions have announced industrial action at a number of train companies, including GWR and Network Rail, on Saturday 1, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October.

Newbury artist's impression

New business growth units start to take shape at Newbury station

Work has started on three new business growth units as the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station continues.

Long Weekender

GWR launches Long Weekender leisure ticket in response to changing customer habits

Great Western Railway has responded to a change in customer travel habits by launching a new Long Weekender ticket offering savings of more than 60% to leisure travellers.

Class 158 at Dorchester West

Planned engineering work on the Heart of Wessex line may affect your rail journey

Trains between Somerset and Dorset will be affected by important rail improvement schemes planned to take place later this month.

GWR ramps up service as schools set to return

Railway strikes on GWR to severely impact school trains

Train operator GWR is warning schools whose pupils rely on the railway about strike action planned for next week.  

Bristol PAYG Alex Chalk MP

GWR launches new pay-as-you-go smartcard to support customers in Gloucestershire

Local train operator Great Western Railway has launched a new pay-as-you-go smartcard to roll payments and tickets into one, ensuring customers get the best value on the day of travel.

Register now.

Bristol PAYG-6

GWR launches new pay-as-you-go smartcard for wider Bristol area

Local train operator Great Western Railway has launched a new pay-as-you-go smartcard to roll payments and tickets into one, ensuring customers get the best value on the day of travel.

Register now.

Reading Festival

Reading Festival goers warned of queues for return journeys

Reading Festival goers are being warned of the need to queue to board trains and to have tickets checked, as train operator Great Western Railway prepares for a busy bank holiday weekend.

CJR Dobble GWR 24

Great Western Railway teams up with Dobble for #TheGameTrain Day to ‘EnterTrain’ travelling families

Dobble and Great Western Railway (GWR) joined forces by inviting customers on board #TheGameTrain to make summer holiday travel more enjoyable for families, and to get 'More People Playing More Games More Often'.

Elizabeth line Paddington next phase

GWR customers can look forward to even greater connectivity with next phase of Elizabeth line

A date for the next phase of the Elizabeth line has been confirmed today – delivering more benefits for Great Western Railway passengers.

CIS at Paddington

Services cancelled and some stations closed as rail strikes continue

Industrial action by the RMT and TSSA unions will severely affect trains across the GWR network this weekend, with services unable to operate across many routes and some key stations closed.

Customer Information Screen Paddington

Rail strikes to severely affect travel with no services operating on many routes

Industrial action by the RMT and TSSA unions will severely affect trains across the GWR network this week, with services unable to operate across many routes.