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Harry Billinge

GWR joins forces with The Veterans Charity to plan special ‘Poppies to Paddington’ operation for Remembrance Day

Wreaths from across Great Western Railway network to be carried to the capital. Swathes of poppy wreaths will be placed on Great Western Railway trains and carried to London Paddington station on Remembrance Day.
Paul Stephenson

Bristol civil rights activist has GWR train named in his honour

Great Western Railway celebrates Black History Month Civil rights pioneer Dr Paul Stephenson today had a train named in his honour as Great Western Railway celebrated Black History Month.
Steve Whiteway

Great Western Railway honours Plymouth fundraiser as one of their 100 Great Westerners

Great Western Railway (GWR) has honoured local Plymouth fundraiser Steve Whiteway BCAc by naming a train in honour of him for his services to the community.
Sarah Holmes, Great Niece of George Sheard, with family members and Colonel De Reya

World War Two ‘Cockleshell Hero’ has train named in his honour by Great Western Railway

One of the famous ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ from World War Two has had a train named in his honour by Great Western Railway.

Great Western Railway

Bridge replacement impacts Bristol train services

Trains between Bristol Parkway and Newport will be affected by 13 days of engineering work taking place at the end of October, and into the beginning of November.
Wales national football team travel with GWR

Welsh football team board GWR train named after two of country’s biggest sporting icons

Wales prepared for tonight’s international football friendly with England by boarding a Great Western Railway train bearing the names of two of the country’s best-known sporting legends.
Harry Billinge

D-Day veteran has train named in his honour by Great Western Railway

One of Britain’s last surviving D-Day veterans, Harry Billinge MBE, has today had a train named in his honour by Great Western Railway, in front of family and friends, onlookers, and military representatives.
Harry Normandy

D-Day veteran to have train named in his honour by Great Western Railway

One of Britain’s last surviving D-Day veterans will today have a train named in his honour by Great Western Railway.
Stroud bike storage

Extra cycle storage spaces at Stroud station thanks to GWR and town council

Cyclists can take advantage of a new storage area at Stroud station thanks to a project supported by Great Western Railway and the town council. The train operator teamed up with Stroud Town Council to provide 40 extra cycle parking spaces alongside the entrance to platform 2, which serves trains towards Gloucester.
Kind-hearted care home manager Chris Dando

GWR train name fame for kind hearted care home manager and fundraising postie

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars

Lincoln Callaghan

Football loving five year old will be youngest ever to have name on GWR train

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars

Henry Cleary

GWR train name fame for mini marvel runner and PPE sewing bee

BBC and Great Western Railway celebrate Make a Difference Superstars