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Network Rail engineers trackside

Biggest Christmas rail upgrade works ever

Rail passengers travelling across the Great Western Railway network are being urged to travel early and to check their journey beforehand as Network Rail delivers its biggest ever Christmas upgrade works.
Santa train

GWR announces special charity Christmas trains now open for bookings

Great Western Railway (GWR) will operate two very special charity Christmas trains between Plymouth and Gunnislake on Sunday 9 December 2018 to help raise money for charity.
Pride train Paddington

GWR recognised for supporting charities

Great Western Railway (GWR) has won Best Promotional Partnership for the work the company does to help employees support charities.
Bath Christmas market

A train every four and a half minutes this Saturday.

Bath will be served by a train every four and a half minutes this coming Saturday, but Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning that customers will still have to queue at the busiest times to board trains home from the Bath Christmas Market.
Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs in Train’ing with GWR

Four guide dog puppies have been introduced to GWR staff at Plymouth station who helped to raise £20,000 for the Guide Dogs charity.
Great Western Railway

Dawlish railway line to be closed Wednesday morning

Until sea levels fall and the railway line can be inspected in daylight, Network Rail is closing the line between Newton Abbot and Exeter from the start of service on Wednesday 7 November following a Met Office weather warning.
Customer Ambassadors

Off The Rail – A new look for GWR Customer Ambassadors

Great Western Railway (GWR) is introducing an exciting fresh, new and more contemporary look for Customer Ambassadors at stations across the network.
GWR jigsaw puzzle

Picture perfect puzzle: GWR launches new jigsaw featuring the Intercity Express Train

Great Western Railway (GWR) has launched a new jigsaw puzzle featuring the new Intercity Express Trains. The jigsaw features an Intercity Express Train crossing the Royal Albert Bridge which spans the River Tamar linking Devon and Cornwall.
Great Western Railway

Bristol rail improvements to continue from this Saturday

Great Western Railway (GWR) is reminding passengers that trains will not be able to run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads from this Saturday until Sunday 18 November.
Electrostar promo

Final week of Newbury upgrade works to start next week

The final phase of weekday work to electrify the railway to Newbury is due to take place next week.
Community Rail Awards 2018

Celebrations for community rail success

Community Rail Partnerships in the region are celebrating after winning a collection of awards at the 2018 Association of Community Rail Partnership Awards.
BBC Music Day

GWR in tune to support BBC Music Day

Great Western Railway will host a series of live music events at stations across the network as part of BBC Music Day on Friday 28 September 2018.