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Planned engineering work between Bristol and South Wales from this weekend

Trains that run through the Severn Tunnel between Bristol and South Wales will be affected as part of an ongoing programme of rail improvement work this July.

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Severe disruption to continue into the weekend with final strike day and knock-on impact on Sunday

Significantly reduced timetable announced, with only 30% of services able to operate between 0730 and 1830 on Saturday

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You will have to queue to board trains home, GWR warns Stereophonics + Tom Jones concert goers

Great Western Railway is reminding music fans that trains will be very busy and a queueing system will be in place after the Stereophonics + Tom Jones concerts.

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Only travel if necessary and expect severe disruption, GWR warns as RMT strikes set to impact trains all week

Significantly reduced timetable announced, with only 30% of services operating on strike days

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Great Western Railway dedicates train in tribute to those who served in Falklands War

Great Western Railway has marked 40 years since the Falklands War by dedicating a train in honour of those who served in the conflict.

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National Rail Contract awarded to Great Western Railway

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Great Western Railway (GWR) to continue operating the Great Western network.

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Dartmouth gets a spot on National Rail map as GWR offers unique ticket to picturesque town

Great Western Railway is inviting customers to take a unique journey to Dartmouth this summer – via train, steam railway and boat.

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Planned engineering work in the Bristol area may affect your rail journey

Trains will be diverted around Bristol Parkway this Sunday in the first of a series of planned rail improvements this summer. 

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Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises outstanding service to the rail industry and GWR team who led the COVID-19 response

Four long-serving Great Western Railway employees have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Great Western Railway marks Platinum Jubilee with special addition to Queen Elizabeth II train

Great Western Railway (GWR) has marked Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne by including the official Platinum Jubilee Emblem on its Queen Elizabeth II train.

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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.