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Advice for Bath Half Marathon runners: Allow time to get to the start line

Advice for Bath Half Marathon runners: Great Western Railway is to run 18 extra trains to support runners, and their supporters, attend the Bath Half Marathon this Sunday 4 March.
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GWR welcomes the arrival of Cornish Pasty Week

Great Western Railway (GWR) is helping support the first ever Cornish Pasty Week.
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New trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route to embark on pan-European journey

The first new Intercity Express Trains for GWR’s Devon and Cornwall route have rolled off the production plant in Italy and will soon begin their rare journey across Europe to the UK.
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GWR open day scoops prestigious industry award and raises over £50,000 for charity

GWR’s Legends of the Great Western open day at Old Oak Common depot has today scooped a prestigious silver Golden Whistle award for Outstanding Team.
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Work on new £40 million rail depot for Exeter due to start

Contracts have been signed for work to start on a new train maintenance depot at Exeter, part of a wider programme of improvements to increase rail capacity in the South West, including new and refreshed trains and station improvements.
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New trains promised as Newbury to go electric

2019 promises to be a landmark year for train travel in Newbury, as Great Western Railway (GWR) delivers new trains, more seats and more frequent services.
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New Intercity Express Train to be named after Paddington Bear author Michael Bond

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named one of the first of its new Intercity Express Trains after Paddington Bear author Michael Bond.
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New GWR Electrostar fleet helps drive huge increase in train seats

Great Western Railway (GWR) will provide almost 8,000 extra trains seats across its network at the busiest times of the morning from this January.
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Don’t get left out in the cold this Christmas, plan ahead

Great Western Railway (GWR) is advising customers to plan their journeys in advance this Christmas and to travel as early as possible, with Network Rail continuing its work to modernise the Great Western mainline.
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Wales v South Africa, Autumn International: Travel advice

GWR is to run 12 extra trains, providing over 6,000 extra seats, this Saturday to support fans travelling to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to watch the Wales v New South Africa Autumn International.
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GWR responds to DfT announcement to extend GWR franchise

The Department for Transport has today announced its new strategic vision for the railways, which sets out a number of proposals to increase capacity and improve services for customers across the UK network.
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Wales v New Zealand, Autumn International: Travel advice

GWR is to run 11 extra trains, providing over 5,500 extra seats, this Saturday to support fans travelling to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to watch Wales v New Zealand.