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Reading West platform

Media invite: New Reading West station building will open for customers on Tuesday 19 March

The new station building and ticket office were built in partnership with Reading Borough Council, the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Thames Valley Berkshire Enterprise Partnership. 

Cheltenham racing

More than 45 trains and 20,000 seats every day for this year’s Cheltenham Festival

More than 45 trains, providing thousands of train seats, will be available every day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

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Rail journeys to be affected by engineering work in South Devon this weekend and next week

Great Western Railway services will be affected by signalling improvement work between Plymouth and Totnes, plus track renewals between Exeter and Newton Abbot.

Castle Cary Car Park

Car park at Castle Cary to close during Easter

Parking will be reduced at Castle Cary station ahead of the Easter period to enable various improvement projects to be completed, Great Western Railway warns.

Local artists celebrate Devon’s rich literary history with unveiling at Exeter St Davids for World Book Day.
Left to right: GWR Customer Services Director Rachel Geliamassi; Exeter City of Literature Executive Director Anna Cohn Orchard; GWR Station Manager Robin Barrington-Best (who features in the

Local artists celebrate Devon’s rich literary history with unveiling at Exeter St David's for World Book Day

A permanent, new artwork at Exeter St David’s station has been unveiled for World Book Day. 

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New, 4-metre-long tapestry unveiled at Gloucester station to mark International Women’s Day

A new tapestry depicting stories of women in rail over the ages was unveiled by Gloucester MP Richard Graham at a special event at the station on International Women’s Day.

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Loving pair couple-up and celebrate wedding on a train at 125mph

In a UK first, two loving souls had their wedding ceremony, reception, and a three-course meal all on a very special Great Western Railway Pullman Dining train today (Friday).

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Wales v France: Great Western Railway providing 52 trains for Sunday’s Six Nations fixture

Great Western Railway will provide 52 trains and more than 27,000 seats for fans attending Sunday’s Wales v France Six Nations fixture.

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Cymru v Ffrainc: Great Western Railway yn darparu 52 o drenau ar gyfer gêm Bencampwriaeth y Chwe Gwlad ar ddydd Sul

Bydd Great Western Railway yn darparu 52 o drenau a mwy na 27,000 o seddi ar gyfer cefnogwyr sy’n mynd i gêm Cymru yn erbyn Ffrainc ym Mhencampwriaeth y Chwe Gwlad ddydd Sul.

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Multi-million-pound transformation of Newbury station is now complete

The multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station is now complete with three business growth units offering new employment opportunities for the town.

Great Western Railway

Media invite: Local artists to celebrate Devon’s rich literary history with unveiling at Exeter St Davids in time for World Book Day

A permanent, new artwork at Exeter St David’s station is set to be unveiled this week in time for World Book Day. 

Dorchester West

Rail journeys affected by planned engineering works in Dorset

Great Western Railway services will be affected by essential maintenance work between Dorchester and Weymouth later in March.