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Massive increase in Bristol train seats begins today

Over 35% more seats and better trains for Severn Beach Line as Great Western modernisation work continues. The Seven Beach Line is to benefit from 35% more seats, and better, more modern trains as Great Western Railway begins its plan to modernise services throughout the city.
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Prime Minister opens railway sidings for new electric services

Prime Minister, Theresa May, officially opened a new £4.5million railway siding in her constituency of Maidenhead this morning, which will see Great Western Railway increase the number of electric, peak time trains. The sidings have been installed as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan and will ease congestion on the railway, allowing GWR to introduce a further three new eight carriage Electrostar trains, increasing capacity and improving passenger’s experience.
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300 extra cycle parking spaces to be introduced at Newbury Station by Great Western Railway

Over £1.6 million allocated to improve cycle facilities at three stations. Funding will see the creation of more than 1,000 extra cycle storage spaces. Great Western Railway (GWR) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s announcement that alongside local contributions will see over £1.6 million committed to further improve cycling facilities at three stations on its network.
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Henley Royal Regatta 2016: Travel advice

Port or Starboard seat? Either oar. Over 60 extra trains a day will be operated by Great Western Railway (GWR) to support the Henley Royal Regatta, starting on Wednesday 28 June. With the five-day regatta continuing until Sunday 2 July, GWR will provide a total of 312 extra trains to cater for the estimated 34,000 extra customers – that’s more than double the number who take the train to Glastonbury. Oarsome.
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Travel from just £5 as GWR launches its Summer sale

Save as much as 77% 200,000 low cost tickets are now available as train operator Great Western Railway launches its Summer sale. Hurry now to take advantage of limited low cost £5, £10 or £15 fares to travel within the Great Western network.
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New 10 carriage Intercity Express Train visits Cornwall for the first time

Passengers to benefit from new trains, providing more seats, more services and reduced journey times Great Western Railway’s first Intercity Express Train has made its maiden voyage to Cornwall this morning, as part of a very special test journey from London Paddington to Penzance.
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Glastonbury Festival 2017 weather: Remember your sun cream

GWR to provide 50 extra trains for Glastonbury, and it’s set to be a scorcher as people wait to board connecting shuttle bus services With the hot weather set to continue for the first half of the week as Glastonbury Festival 2017 goers make their way to the festival site, GWR is reminding passengers to travel light, to remember sun cream, and a bottle of water.
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HM The Queen names new Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II” to mark 175th anniversary of the first British monarch to travel by train

Her Majesty The Queen has marked the 175th anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch, recreating the original journey made by Queen Victoria, before naming a new Intercity Express Train “Queen Elizabeth II” at Paddington Station today. On 13 June 1842, Queen Victoria made the journey from Slough to Paddington and became the first British monarch to travel by train. The train that day was driven by Daniel Gooch and assisted by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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All aboard The Grecians’ Express

Great Western Railway will be running a special one off train – ‘The Grecians’ Express’, for Exeter City fans travelling to Wembley for the League 2 Play-Off Final on Sunday 28 May. This train is in addition to Great Western Railway’s normal train service from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington and means there will be three direct trains to the capital, which will give fans plenty of time to get to the stadium before the 3pm kick off.
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Summer Sunday Plymouth to Gunnislake train starts this Sunday

Great Western Railway (GWR) will be introducing a new, later Sunday train for the Summer on the Plymouth to Gunnislake Tamar Valley Line on Sunday 21 May. The train will leave Plymouth at 2001, arriving at Gunnislake at 2047. The return service will leave Gunnislake at 2050 and arrive at Plymouth at 2135.
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Later and more trains for Maritime Line users coming soon

Great Western Railway (GWR) will introduce an improved timetable on the Truro to Falmouth Maritime Line from Sunday 21 May. On Mondays to Fridays, the last train on the line will run more than half an hour later. The train will depart Truro station at 22 44 instead of the current 22 08 and Falmouth Docks at 23 11 instead of the current 22 35.
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Take the train to the Tillingbourne Valley this Summer and discover the fascinating history

The Surrey Hills and Great Western Railway (GWR) have teamed launch a series of specially created walks to help encourage people to find out more about their local history.