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First Great Western take giant colouring board on tour

Families invited to release their inner artist through operator’s giant interactive experience.
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Iconic mural returns to Stapleton Station

The iconic Stapleton Road Station mural has returned home following full restoration works, thanks to Bristol City Council, Severnside Community Rail Partnership and First Great Western.
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Additional trains for Wales v Ireland, Six Nations 2015

First Great Western is to run 11 additional trains to and from Cardiff this coming Saturday, to help spectators watch one of the deciding games of this year’s Six Nations.
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Time spent working on trains contributes millions to UK businesses

Survey finds one in five Brits work while travelling on train.
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FirstGroup joins celebrations as Bristol European Green Capital 2015 launches

As the official launch of Bristol as the European Green Capital 2015 commences today, we are proud to announce our involvement as an official partner.
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Additional trains to run for Bath half marathon

First Great Western is to run 25 additional trains to and from Bath Spa this coming Sunday, to help competitors and spectators attend the Bath Half Marathon.
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Passengers to benefit from additional carriages

Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has welcomed progress made by First Great Western (FGW) to increase Standard capacity by reducing the number of First Class carriages on trains running through Reading.
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Bedwyn bridge strike

First Great Western has confirmed that its 1634 Paddington-Penzance service hit debris from a road bridge between Hungerford and Bedwyn at around 1725 yesterday evening (Sunday, 22 February).
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Be a Great Westerner campaign launched

Train operator First Great Western has re-launched its multimillion pound campaign to promote leisure travel across the South West.
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First Great Western and Mitch Tonks launch new menu on Pullman dining service

First Great Western and award-winning seafood chef and restauranteur, Mitch Tonks, have today launched an all new lunch and dinner menu for the UK’s only daily fine dining rail service, the Pullman - available on ten services daily.
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First Great Western announces SAD Therapy train carriage

Passengers enjoyed the first ever SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) therapy train carriage on the First Great Western 7.06am train from London Paddington Station to Penzance, Cornwall on Monday 02 January.
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Exeter school children to launch Avocet Line Poster

School children from Newtown Primary School, Clifton Road in Exeter will be launching a new poster they have designed to promote travel on the Avocet Line, the branch line which links Exeter and Exmouth.