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Getting to Glastonbury GWR Advance Purchase Tickets now on sale for Glastonbury 2017

Getting to Glastonbury: Discounted tickets are now available to buy for customers travelling to this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Great Western Railway, who run trains across the South West, will operate an additional 17 trains providing over 9,000 extra seats to take customers to the festival.
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New bike hire scheme launches at Moreton-in-Marsh Station

On Friday 31 March a new bicycle hire scheme was launched at GWR’s Moreton-in-Marsh Station. Based on the idea of being as easy to use and as flexible as possible, Bainton Bikes is offering a bike hire scheme that has no docking stations and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Families save up to 50% off rail fares this April

Great Western Railway is offering families up to 50% off rail fares this Easter, helping those with children take advantage of the train.
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£15m Easter modernisation work to bring major improvements for rail passengers in Bath

A major programme of work to modernise the Great Western Mainline this Easter will see platforms at Bath Spa station widened in preparation for longer trains providing over a fifth more seats.
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Parking at Gloucester Station set to double

Parking at Gloucester Station is set to double this winter after work began on a new car park today.
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Disruption to rail services between Reading and London Paddington this Sunday, 26 March

Passengers travelling on services between Reading and London Paddington this Sunday, 26 March, should check before they travel and plan their journeys to start after 1300 if possible. Network Rail will undertake vital Crossrail work between Reading and Hayes & Harlington. Great Western Railway will operate diverted rail or bus replacement services between Reading and London Paddington until 1300.
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LEGENDS OF THE GREAT WESTERN

Iconic London depot to be revealed to members of the public in celebration of 111 years of engineering excellence OOC111
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“Blooming St Thomas” mural launched at Exeter St Thomas Station

A special event was held at Exeter St Thomas Station on Saturday, 11 March, to celebrate the new “Blooming St Thomas” mural which is the latest improvement at the station, following installation of new waiting shelters and the Eco Garden in 2015.
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Under starters orders for the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival goers are under starter’s orders as they prepare to board Great Western Railway services, with the train operator providing enough extra seats to carry everyone in the grand stand 3.5 times over.
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How do I get to Blenheim Palace?

Rail and bus operators to launch new service to save money on entry to World Heritage Site. Great Western Railway has teamed up with Blenheim Palace and two local bus companies to offer travel and reduced cost entry to the World Heritage site in a single transaction from tomorrow, Friday 10 March.
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Advice for Bath Half runners: Allow time to get to the start line - enough extra trains to transport half the Rec

Advice for Bath Half runners: Great Western Railway is to run enough extra trains to transport half the Rec this weekend, helping competitors and spectators attend the Bath Half Marathon. Eight additional early morning trains will help take runners to the start line for 11am, while there will also be an additional 14 services to take runners and supporters home after the gruelling race; providing over 7,500 extra seats in total.
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Apprentices take over railway station

The number of people to have passed through a railway apprenticeship scheme is enabling a train operator to staff an entire station, Great Western Railway has revealed today. In support of National Apprentice Week, the rail company is to run Bristol Parkway Station for a day with current and former apprentices.