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WorldBookDay

Great Western Railway partners with Penguin in World Book Day giveaway

Great Western Railway (GWR) is celebrating World Book Day with publisher Penguin Books by giving its followers the chance to win a bundle of books.

Daniel Golton

Rising GWR star named Young Professional of the Year at Rail Business Awards

Great Western Railway’s Daniel Golton has been named Young Professional of the Year at the Rail Business Awards, the industry’s most recognised awards scheme.

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GWR to provide 77 trains for Wales vs England Six Nations fixture

Great Western Railway will provide 77 trains and more than 40,000 seats for fans attending Saturday’s Wales vs England Six Nations fixture.

Kim and Carol Hellyer

GWR and Samaritans encourage people to become lifesavers with the power of small talk

Great Western Railway (GWR) has joined Samaritans to remind people that we all have the potential to be lifesavers by striking up a conversation.

Yeovil Pen Mill

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

A programme of rail improvement work will affect trains between Somerset and Dorset on weekdays in February and March.

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MP Theresa May officially reopens additional Maidenhead station car park

Maidenhead MP Theresa May has welcomed the reintroduction of a car park providing more than 140 spaces at the town’s station.

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Fast-charging battery trial to resume after GWR agrees deal to purchase Vivarail assets

Great Western Railway has completed the purchase of a number of assets from emission-free battery and hybrid trains manufacturer Vivarail, which entered administration last December.

Bus replacement

Buses to replace trains from Okehampton and Barnstaple next week to allow for track maintenance work

Trains between Exeter, Barnstaple and Okehampton will be replaced by buses on Monday 20 to Friday 24 February to allow Network Rail to carry out vital improvement work.

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Rail improvement work in the Newbury area will affect trains between Swindon and Westbury for 13-day period

Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning that planned engineering work in the Newbury area will affect the TransWilts Line for 13 days from Saturday.

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Rail improvement work to affect trains in the Newbury area for 13-day period

Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning that the railway between Theale and Westbury will be closed for 13 days from Saturday for essential maintenance work.

Bristol Light Festival

Great Western Railway helps to brighten February with the Bristol Light Festival

Great Western Railway (GWR) and Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) are inviting rail travellers to visit Bristol city centre this weekend to catch the final days of the annual Bristol Light Festival.

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Rail upgrades to affect services between Reading and Guildford

Passengers who use trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport are being advised to check before they travel, with improvement works set to close part of the line for five days this February.