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Great Western Railway’s 12.10 arrival at Paignton from London Paddington on Saturday [28 July] marked the first Intercity Express Train to travel to the seaside town.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, gave members of the Transport Select Committee a sneak preview on the new Great Western franchise yesterday when he told members that he would not be splitting the franchise into smaller units.
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Responding to the publication of the Department for Transport’s Top Ten most overcrowded train services, a GWR spokesperson said the continuing work to electrify the Great Western network, alongside wholesale upgrade of its commuter 'Electrostar' fleet in the Thames Valley and its long distance services was starting to pay dividends for customers, but stressed there were more improvements to come.
Great Western Railway is warning customers of significant disruption to services this coming Sunday and has lifted ticket restrictions to enable people to travel before the disruption hits. Due to a number of factors including on-going engineering work; the World Cup Final taking place; the continuing good weather, and the start of the school holidays in some regions, there is a reduced number of available staff.
Travel in style to the Boardmasters Festival this summer with train operator Great Western Railway set to run 13 additional trains to/from Newquay, however passengers must make a reservation to travel.
Over 80,000 seats a day will run on Great Western Railway (GWR) services between London Paddington and Twyford, in support of the Henley Royal Regatta which starts tomorrow Wednesday 4 July.
Train operator Great Western Railway is warning that this week’s anticipated heat wave will affect rail services. With temperatures set to reach a high of 29(c) rail track exposed to direct sunlight can rise to in excess of 48(c) and be at risk of buckling.
As Network Rail continues the modernisation of the Great Western mainline, GWR is warning passengers that services between South Wales and Bristol Parkway will be disrupted during June and early July.
A special #trainbow designed Intercity Express Train to promote Pride events across the GWR network has been launched today [Thursday 7 June].
GWR is reminding passengers that this Saturday and into next week Network Rail will continue the electrification of the railway between Reading and Newbury.
With two separate pieces of Network Rail railway upgrade works impacting GWR’s trains this coming weekend and over the following two weeks, the train operator is warning passengers to double check their journey before they travel.