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Grant from train operators will help younger people explore rural spaces in Gloucestershire

Rural spaces will be opened up to younger members of Gloucestershire’s ethnically-diverse community thanks to a £15,500 grant from Great Western Railway, topped up with £4,500 from long-distance operator CrossCountry.

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GWR welcomes DfT response to Wales Affairs Committee report

Train operator Great Western Railway has welcomed the DfT’s response to the Wales Affairs Committee report on Railway Infrastructure in Wales. 

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Brave Freya, nine, has train named in her honour by Great Western Railway

Young Freya Bevan today unveiled a train named in her honour as Great Western Railway paid tribute to her unstinting bravery.

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London Paddington closed to trains on Sunday morning; services at Bristol Temple Meads also affected this weekend

Rail improvement works will impact train services at London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads this weekend.

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New partnership helps to deliver better bus and rail connections in South Devon

A bus service linking Kingsbridge and Salcombe to the national rail network at Totnes has been relaunched thanks to a partnership between Tally Ho Coaches, Great Western Railway and Devon County Council.

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Great Western Railway celebrate hat trick of awards at National Rail Awards

Great Western Railway (GWR) has had another successful year at the National Rail Awards, scooping a trio of accolades, giving the train company the most wins of the evening.

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GWR colleagues release Jerusalema Dance Challenge to ease commuters’ post-holiday blues

Rhythmical colleagues at Great Western Railway are hoping to help customers over the post-holiday blues with the release of their Jerusalema Dance Challenge.

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Tour of Britain comes to Cornwall: The Grand Depart

Can I travel by train to watch the Tour of Britain?

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Reading Festival goers warned of queues for return journeys

Reading Festival goers are being warned of the need to queue to board trains and to have tickets checked, as train operator Great Western Railway prepares for a busy bank holiday weekend.

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Final stages of work to replace Bristol railway junction near completion as rail company warns of continued disruption

Work to replace a key junction near to Bristol Temple Meads has almost been completed, but rail company GWR is warning customers of continued disruption during the final stages.  

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Community heroes from Worcestershire have GWR train named in their honour

Former Syrian TV reporter Mazen Salmou and community group champion Charlotte Marsland unveiled their own train as Great Western Railway celebrated their heroics with a train named in their honour.

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Teenage fundraiser and Cornish foodbank champion have GWR train named in their honour

Teenage fundraising star Kieron Griffin and foodbank champion Don Gardner MBE unveiled their own train as Great Western Railway celebrated their community heroics.