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Boardmasters beach

Extra trains for Boardmasters Festival but reservations must be made to travel

Travel in style to the Boardmasters Festival this summer with train operator Great Western Railway set to run 13 additional trains to/from Newquay, however passengers must make a reservation to travel.
Great Western Railway

Henley Royal Regatta 2018: Travel advice

Over 80,000 seats a day will run on Great Western Railway (GWR) services between London Paddington and Twyford, in support of the Henley Royal Regatta which starts tomorrow Wednesday 4 July.
Great Western Railway

Heat speed restrictions to impact rail services

Train operator Great Western Railway is warning that this week’s anticipated heat wave will affect rail services. With temperatures set to reach a high of 29(c) rail track exposed to direct sunlight can rise to in excess of 48(c) and be at risk of buckling.
Network Rail engineers trackside

Rail services between Bristol Parkway and Newport to be disrupted

As Network Rail continues the modernisation of the Great Western mainline, GWR is warning passengers that services between South Wales and Bristol Parkway will be disrupted during June and early July.
Pride train launch

GWR unveils the Pride of the fleet

A special #trainbow designed Intercity Express Train to promote Pride events across the GWR network has been launched today [Thursday 7 June].
Great Western Railway

Newbury upgrade work continues this weekend

GWR is reminding passengers that this Saturday and into next week Network Rail will continue the electrification of the railway between Reading and Newbury.
Great Western Railway

Devon and Cornwall rail customers advised to check before they travel over the coming weeks

With two separate pieces of Network Rail railway upgrade works impacting GWR’s trains this coming weekend and over the following two weeks, the train operator is warning passengers to double check their journey before they travel.
Network Rail track work

Plan ahead, Bank Holiday rail travellers told

As Network Rail continues work on the electrification of the Great Western main line over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend GWR is asking passengers to plan their journeys in advance.
Electrostar morning peak

Additional 12 carriage trains delivering more seats into London before 09:00

Great Western Railway (GWR) is providing almost 500 extra seats into London Paddington before 09:00 today after the train operator increased the number of 12 carriage trains in operation.
Harry and Meghan Central sign@2x

Windsor & Eton station renamed Harry & Meghan Central

Windsor & Eton Central station is to become Harry & Meghan Central for the day to celebrate the royal wedding.
Great Western Railway

Travel early and travel light to get to Windsor in time for the Royal procession

Regal revellers from as far afield as Fife, Preston and Newton Abbot have bought rail tickets to Windsor on the day of the Royal Wedding, with some expected to set-off in the small hours to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Departure board Paddington

Rail passengers advised to check before they travel this Bank Holiday

GWR is reminding passengers to check their journeys before they travel over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail continues to upgrade the railway between London Paddington and Reading to enable new Elizabeth line services to run.