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First trains arrive at Newcourt Station

Newcourt Station has opened to the public today, Thursday 4 June.
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Rail strike: RMT planned industrial action

Services expected to be significantly affected from Thursday 09 July to start of service on Saturday 11 July.
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Great Western electrification announcement

"We're pleased to note that the Transport Secretary called electrification of the Great Western Mainline a top priority, and that Network Rail should concentrate its efforts on getting this crucial upgrade right."
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Travelling to South Wales late this evening? Check before you travel

First Great Western is warning customers that journey times into South Wales may be extended by up to 45 minutes as Network Rail carries out emergency engineering work around Cardiff.
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A reading to Reading and beyond

Rail passengers were treated to a special treat this week with an on board book reading by First Great Western’s writer on the train.
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Only bring what you can carry and charge your phone: Advice to Glastonbury Festival travellers

Only bring what you can carry, remember to charge your phone if you have an electronic ticket and remember your young person’s rail card is the advice from the company running over 50 extra trains to help revellers attend the Glastonbury Festival 2015.
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Don’t stop the music

First Great Western is warning customers to check before they travel to this weekend’s One Direction and Manic Street Preachers concerts in Cardiff, as Network Rail engineering work may affect fans’ journey home.
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First Great Western responds to Dispatches investigation

In regards to the issues raised in the programme:
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National rail strike

RMT and TSSA planned 24 hour walk out, Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May.
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Have you seen this train?

Train operator creates special summer time train with children’s paintings.
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First Great Western to increase on board staff on Super Express Trains

First Great Western has confirmed that it will be increasing the number of staff on board long distance trains when it introduces new Super Express Trains(SETs) from 2017.