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MBE for inspirational railway security chief

A leading figure in railway security has been awarded an MBE in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours list, recognising her pioneering work to make the UK rail network a safer, more welcoming place for customers and rail staff.

Major events in Cardiff

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Major events in Cardiff

Extra Great Western Railway trains for super Tuesday concerts in Cardiff

Great Western Railway will operate extra trains for music fans attending a series of blockbuster concerts at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

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Tears as daughter is reunited with GWR train named in honour of her father, D-Day hero Harry Billinge MBE

Margot Billinge was moved to tears today as she greeted the Great Western Railway train named in honour of her late father, D-Day hero and fundraiser for the Normandy Memorial Trust, Harry Billinge MBE.

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You’ll want to know this, if you travel by train

A new summer timetable on the Great Western Railway network will deliver more trains where they are needed most, starting this Sunday.

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Rupee’s ready to help nervous train travellers take their first rail journey

Visitors to Yatton station took time out time to paws with a furry friend who is one of the stars of a new book designed for anyone nervous about travelling by train.

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Great Western Railway’s new Pullman menu sees in the summer with the ultimate onboard fine dining experience

Great Western Railway (GWR) is welcoming a new summer menu to its Pullman Dining service next week, with seven new dishes being served to customers.

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Reading Green Park station hits goal of 160,000 passengers

The new Reading Green Park station has hit its goal of 160,000 journeys in its first year since opening. 

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Great Western Railway partners with Royal National Lifeboat Institution to celebrate the charity’s 200th anniversary

Great Western Railway will play safety messages at its stations near popular holiday destinations and has applied a commemorative RNLI 200 livery to a train as part of a special partnership celebrating the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s 200 years of saving lives at sea.

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Have you seen this? New car park officially opens at Castle Cary

A much-needed new car park at Castle Cary station has been officially opened for rail users.

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I bet you didn’t know the name of the new Okehampton station?

The name of a new a railway station near Okehampton has been revealed in a special ceremony.

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Extremely limited train service tomorrow as strike action continues

Great Western Railway is warning it won’t operate any long-distance services, direct trains between London Paddington and Reading nor trains on many other parts of its network tomorrow.