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Naomi Wilkinson

GWR launches short-story competition as families are encouraged to stay at home this bank holiday weekend

Children are being encouraged to let their imaginations run wild as Great Western Railway launches a competition to promote staying at home this bank holiday weekend.
Train teasers

Put your children to the test with some GWR Train Teasers

Train operator GWR has come up with a set of brain-teasing questions to help home-schooling parents keep their children educated and entertained.
VE Day

Sir Winston Churchill among those honoured in train namings

Great Western Railway (GWR) is to name a train after Sir Winston Churchill as it marks 75 years since the end of World War Two and the declaration of peace in Europe.
Capt Tom Moore

GWR wishes Captain Tom Moore a happy 100th birthday to the sound of train horns

Great Western Railway (GWR) has come up with a tuneful toast to Captain Tom Moore – wishing him a happy 100th birthday to the sound of train horns.
Capt Tom Moore

GWR names train in honour of Captain Tom Moore

Train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) has named a train in honour of the veteran who has raised more than £29 million for the NHS to mark his 100th birthday.
Food donations Cheltenham

GWR donates food and drink to those most in need

Train operator GWR has donated almost £10,000 worth of on-board catering to a host of good causes across the Great western network including hospitals and food banks.
Network Rail track work

Easter rail upgrades to affect services through Guildford and South Wales

Network Rail engineers to work around the clock to modernise the network
Build a train Callum Heron

Let GWR #EnterTrain you

Train operator GWR has launched an #EnterTrainment package to help home-schooling parents keep their children entertained and educated.
IET Bristol

Coronavirus travel update - GWR train services to be reduced

Following discussions with Government and the wider rail industry, Great Western Railway is reducing services to reflect national advice against non-essential travel, while maintaining services critical to keeping key workers moving during the current situation.
Network Rail track worker

Network Rail set to carry out nine upgrades at the same time in Somerset to reduce disruption for passengers

This weekend Network Rail will start work on nine railway upgrades in Somerset which will take place at the same time to reduce disruption for passengers.
Bath Royal Crescent sunset

Almost 30,000 train seats for Bath Half Marathon

Great Western Railway will provide almost 30,000 train seats to get runners and supporters to and from Bath this coming Sunday 15 March for the Bath Half Marathon.
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GWR names first of six trains in honour of Heroes of WW2. Most highly decorated spy of the war commemorated

Great Western Railway (GWR) is marking 75 years since the end of World War 2 and peace being declared in Europe by naming six trains after remarkable individuals involved in the conflict.