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Intercity Express Train near tunnel

Reminder: Tunnel improvement work set to close railway

Train operator Great Western Railway is reminding passengers of upcoming engineering works which will affect journeys through the South West. From Monday 18 February until Friday 8 March the route from Taunton to Exeter St Davids will be closed to rail traffic as Network Rail carries out maintenance work at Whiteball Tunnel; while further work at Marley Tunnel will mean that a reduced rail service will only be able to operate between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids.
IET breaks speed record

New timetable made public for the first time – South Wales

The new December railway timetable for South Wales has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times and more frequent services to key locations.
IET breaks speed record

New timetable made public for the first time – Oxford and the North Cotswolds

The new December railway timetable for Oxford and the North Cotswolds has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, and more frequent services to key locations.
IET Paddington Oct 16

New timetable made public for the first time – Gloucester and the South Cotswolds

The new December railway timetable for Gloucester and the South Cotswolds has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, more seats, and more frequent services to key locations.
IET Paignton Station

New timetable made public for the first time – Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

The new December railway timetable for Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, more seats, and more frequent services to key locations.
IET Paignton

New timetable made public for the first time - Bristol

The new December railway timetable for Bristol has been made public for the first time, offering faster journey times, more seats, and more frequent services to key locations.
Pete Waterman in the driving seat

Pete in the driving seat for charity tour

Record producer and broadcaster Pete Waterman OBE launched a nationwide tour of railway stations as part his new role promoting the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF).
Satisfaction

Latest research shows improvement in train performance

New figures show a significant improvement in the county’s long-distance train services, and long-term investment in infrastructure and rolling stock starting to pay off.
Electrification works

Vital weekend works set to affect rail journey in South Wales

Work is due to get underway on Network Rail’s scheme to complete the electrification of the railway between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff.
Stroud station adoption group

GWR Nameplate marking 700 years of Stroud presented to the town

A Great Western Railway nameplate carried on one of its High Speed Train locomotives has been presented to the town.
Jan Sale illustrative

Thousands of train tickets available from as little as £5

Thousands of low cost train tickets are now available as Great Western Railway (GWR) launches its January sale. Book now to take advantage of the cheapest fares and get even more off of the cost of Advance purchase fares for travel across the Great Western network. The sale runs from Wednesday 9 January until Saturday 19 January, for travel from Saturday 12 January until Friday 29 March.
Santa train

Christmas trains success

Special GWR Christmas charity trains have helped raise more than £1,500 for charity. The train company organised three festive themed services in the South West and South Wales on the first two weekends in December.