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Gordon Pritchard

GWR war hero to ride in driver’s cab of Intercity Express Train to celebrate 100th birthday

Former Great Western Railway driver Gordon Pritchard will ride in the driver’s cab of a new Intercity Express Train as part of his 100th birthday celebrations.
Reading Festival

Thousands more seats for those travelling to Reading Festival

Allow time for your journey and charge your phone. With two new fleets of trains now in full service those travelling to the Reading Festival can take advantage of thousands more seats than ever before.
Cornwall Pride Newquay

Cornwall Pride set to shine bright with help from GWR

Train operator Great Western Railway will be giving Cornwall Pride partygoers the star treatment this weekend.
Seat frog

Eco-conscious Brits choose summer Staycations over jetting abroad as train travel trumps flying

Increasing environmental awareness has left 3 in 5 considering whether to boycott flying, and 37 million Brits* are looking to holiday in the UK this summer rather than travel abroad, new research has revealed.
Great Western Railway

Wales v England, Rugby World Cup Warm-up

Travelling to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium for Kick Off at 1415? GWR will run 29 trains to help get fans home after the Wales v England Rugby World Cup Warm-up this coming Saturday, but is warning customers that they may have to queue for trains immediately after the game.
Emergency services day LTV

What’s your emergency?

Emergency services share their skills at Slough and Maidenhead Stations
Boardmasters illustrative

Boardmasters 2019: How can I get to Newquay?

More train seats than ever before but customer reminded not to take surfboards
Great Western Railway

Over £750,000 set aside for community improvement projects

Applications are now being invited for the 2020/21 round of funding from a local community improvement fund.
Action for children cheque

Flying Banana charity rail tour raises £30k for charity

A charity railtour on 1 June 2019, called The Flying Banana, has raised £30,000 for FirstGroup’s charity partner, Action for Children.
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Biggest timetable change since the 70s less than 150 days away

Train services in the Thames Valley will be transformed from December as GWR speeds up its timetable offering faster journey times, more seats and more frequent service
Great Western Railway

Hot weather travel advice

In anticipation of significant high temperatures on Thursday 25 July, train company GWR is warning customers that they expect to run a reduced service after midday, and those travelling should check before they do so.
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Biggest timetable change since the 70s now only 150 days away - Gloucester

Gloucester train services will be transformed from December, as Great Western Railway speeds up its timetable and create 5,000 additional seats every day in the biggest change to the timetable since the 1970s.