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Out with the ‘blue’ and in with the ‘brew’ as GWR joins forces with Samaritans for Brew Monday

Great Western Railway is again joining forces with Samaritans to encourage staff and customers to share a cuppa and a catch-up with someone they care about for Brew Monday.

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GWR signs up to new mental health charter supporting wellbeing of colleagues

Great Western Railway has underlined its commitment to the wellbeing of colleagues by signing up to The Railway Mental Health Charter (RMHC).

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Chance for a free haircut, chat and a cuppa at Newton Abbot Station

Newton Abbot Station will host a pop-up barbershop today (Monday) where men can get a free haircut and discuss their mental health at the same time.

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GWR introduces reduced temporary timetable in response to Covid-related staff absences

Great Western Railway is introducing a temporary reduced timetable in response to higher than usual levels of staff being absent or self-isolating due to Covid.  

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Regeneration of Gloucester Station a step closer after completion of major junction works

Work on the next stage of Gloucester station has been successfully completed with Gloucestershire County Council finishing improvements to Metz Way junction.

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Travelling by train this Christmas? When will trains be busiest and where is engineering work taking place?

With Christmas falling on a weekend this year, train operator GWR has released details about which services it expects to be busiest.

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Schoolchildren spread Christmas cheer by presenting hamper to staff at Slough Station

Schoolchildren gave a Christmas hamper to staff at Slough Station to say thank you for keeping the railway running and continuing to work over the festive holiday.

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Almost 700 more seats every weekday between Taunton and Plymouth

Train operator GWR is set to introduce direct services between the Westcountry and South Wales, just in time for the festive season.

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Over 10,000 people use reopened Dartmoor Line in first two weeks

More than 10,000 people have travelled on the Dartmoor Line in the first two weeks since its reopening.


First GWR train services run as part of MetroWest December timetable changes

The first in a series of improvements for the West of England sees rail services on the Severn Beach line increase to half-hourly as GWR begins to realise MetroWest ambitions in its December timetable change.

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Rail improvement works to take place in West Cornwall

Works to improve the railway in West Cornwall begin on Monday 13 December 20212, with amended train services and replacement buses in operation to keep people moving.

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Half-hourly services between South Wales and London to return for festive season

Great Western Railway (GWR) is set to increase the number of trains running between South Wales and England, just in time for the festive season.