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Great Western Railway celebrates The Princess Royal’s lifetime of dedicated service by naming train in her honour

Great Western Railway has named a train after HRH The Princess Royal in recognition of her support for more than 300 charities, organisations and military regiments in the UK and overseas.

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Great Western Railway to provide additional trains for Springsteen fans heading ‘All the way Home’

Great Western Railway (GWR) will run extra trains for Bruce Springsteen fans heading home from Cardiff this Sunday.

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Great Western Railway director’s push-ups on a train at 125mph

When it comes to speedy push-ups, Great Western Railway director Barry Milson may well take some beating.

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Tapping into a smarter way to travel in Swindon and the Stroud Valley – with the help of some tap dancers

A troupe of tap dancers took over Swindon station this morning [Wednesday 24 April] to help promote a new time-saving smartcard for customers travelling from Swindon towards Bristol, and along the Stroud Valley towards Gloucester.

Ruth with her OBE

Big date at Buckingham Palace as Great Western Railway and Network Rail director receives OBE

Inspirational Great Western Railway and Network Rail director Ruth Busby was at Buckingham Palace on Friday to receive her OBE from the Princess Royal.

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Flying the flag for Antarctic explorer and ‘Great Westerner’ Capt Robert Falcon Scott

Great Western Railway joins forces with the Scott Polar Research Institute to dedicate train named in his honour

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Engineering works to affect trains in the Worcester area next week

Great Western Railway (GWR) services in Hereford and Worcester will be affected by essential engineering work next week.

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When can I buy my train ticket to Glastonbury?

You’ll never believe how much you can save by booking early

Alf Wells with driver Adam Crofts in the cab of a Class 800 Intercity Express Train cab at London Paddington

Railway stalwart gets first-class treatment as he travels to watch Chelsea as part of surprise 100th birthday celebrations

Great Western Railway delighted a former Newbury station manager as he turned 100, hosting him in first-class and providing a driver’s cab tour as part of a surprise trip to watch Chelsea.

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No long-distance trains this Saturday as strike action continues

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

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Train passengers advised to travel after midday on Easter Sunday

Passengers are being advised not to travel by train this Sunday morning as emergency engineering work by Network Rail will all but stop trains from being able to run from London Paddington.

Mayor Tony Page at Reading West

Opening of new Reading West Station building

  • New station building contains an information counter, customer toilet and a space for future retail opportunity
  • Station upgrade includes new, staffed ticket gates, improved lighting and CCTV