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Extra trains planned for King’s Coronation but travellers warned that central London will be extremely busy

A swathe of additional trains and extra carriages is being laid on for the weekend of the King’s Coronation but those travelling are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys.

Castle Cary

Planned engineering work in the Castle Cary area continues this weekend

Rail improvements will affect GWR train services between Taunton, Castle Cary and Westbury over four days starting later this week.

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Clare and Michael Morpurgo officially unveil Penguin book vending machine in Exeter, a UNESCO City of Literature

Almost 90 years ago, Sir Allen Lane was inspired to found Penguin Books after he couldn’t find a good book to read at Exeter St Davids station. Penguin and Exeter has gone back to its roots to ensure that Exeter’s commuters won’t face the same problem with the Penguin Books vending machine.  

Nuneham viaduct Oxfordshire

Rail line to Oxford to remain closed over Easter weekend

Train operators are currently unable to run services between Didcot Parkway and Oxford following the closure of the line for safety inspections of Nuneham Viaduct, near Abingdon, earlier in the week. 

Nuneham viaduct Oxfordshire

‘Check before you travel’ customers urged following closure of the railway line near Oxford

Following the closure of the railway line near Abingdon, we are working hard to keep customers moving with as little inconvenience as possible.

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Plymouth Argyle v Bolton Wanderers: Can I travel to Wembley by train?

  • GWR warns trains before and after the match will be reservation only
  • Kick-off at 1500: Allow extra time to board trains
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No trains between Liskeard and Par next week while engineering work takes place

Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning customers to expect disruption on journeys between Plymouth and St Austell next due to engineering work.

Penguin Vending Machive [c Yudi Wu]

Penguin Books installs book vending machine at Exeter St Davids

A book vending machine has been installed at Exeter St Davids thanks to a new partnership between Penguin Books, Exeter UNESCO City of Literature and Great Western Railway.

Taunton railway station

Engineering work in the Taunton area will affect rail journeys next week

Rail improvement work will affect all train services through Taunton next week.

Customers boarding IET

Will train strikes affect the Cheltenham Festival?

GWR is set to provide extra trains for the majority of this year’s Cheltenham Festival but warns that planned strike action will mean an extremely limited service will run on Thursday 16 March and Saturday 18 March.

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When is the next rail strike?

The RMT union has announced four 24-hour strikes – on Thursday 16 and Saturday 18 March, and Thursday 30 March and Saturday 1 April.

Gloucester subway

Gloucester station subway set to close until the summer

Long-waited improvements to the subway at Gloucester station are set to begin next week, Monday 13 March, as part of the wider multi-million pound station improvement project.