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Great Western Railway celebrates 150 years of the Marlow Branch Line

Great Western Railway is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Marlow Branch Line with a special livery on one of its trains.

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Engineering work will affect weekend rail journeys in South Gloucestershire this July

Track upgrades will affect train services between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester on four successive weekends during July.

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UK first as Devon & Cornwall Railcard goes digital

The Devon & Cornwall Railcard has become the first regional railcard in the UK to go digital.

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Rail tech revolution on track as Great Western Railway trials Whoosh’s real-time journey dashboard for customers

Great Western Railway has embarked on a revolutionary journey with the trial of new software that will allow customers to see real-time train service information.

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Great Western Railway to provide 26 trains for fans heading home from Harry Styles concerts

Great Western Railway will provide 26 trains and nearly 15,000 seats for music fans leaving Cardiff following this week’s Harry Styles concerts.

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King’s Birthday Honour is crowning glory of GWR colleague’s railway career

A Great Western Railway colleague who has devoted unstinting service to major Royal occasions has received a King’s Birthday Honour as the crowning glory of her railway career.

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Great Western Railway unveils 6ft statue of Morph in Paddington ahead of his Epic Art Adventure in London

Great Western Railway (GWR) is welcoming a six-foot-tall statue of beloved TV-animated character Morph to Paddington station as part of the UK’s first step-free art trail, ‘Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London’.

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Getting to Glastonbury: Great Western Railway to run more than 60 trains to and from Glastonbury Festival, but reservations are required

GWR is set to run more than 60 trains between London Paddington and Castle Cary to transport people to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with more extra trains running from other parts of the network. 

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Famous Five back on board for another Great Western Railway adventure

The Famous Five are back on board with Great Western Railway – taking their first new adventure by train since 2020.

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Journeys between Bristol and South Wales affected by rail improvement work

Trains that run through the Severn Tunnel between Bristol and South Wales will be impacted by Network Rail track upgrades this month.

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Great Western Railway provides additional trains for Coldplay concert goers

Great Western Railway is providing additional trains for music fans heading home after next week’s Coldplay concerts at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

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Strike action: GWR advises customers to check which services will be running

Strike action will affect services at GWR and other train operators across the country on Wednesday 31 May, Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June. In addition, action short of a strike on Thursday 1 June is likely to cause some short-notice alterations or cancellations.