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First Great Western Franchise

FirstGroup, the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, notes the publication today by the Department for Transport (‘DfT’) of an updated timetable for its rail franchising programme.
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Devon and Cornwall recognised at prestigious Community Rail Awards

Train operator First Great Western has praised its community support after the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership recently won a prestigious national award.
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Pullman Dining Returns to South Wales

First Great Western brings fine dining back to Welsh trains, increases the number of trains with Pullman dining carriages, and adds even more local food to its menus.
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First Great Western wins award for additional carriages in the Thames Valley

First Great Western's work to secure and upgrade additional carriages in London and the Thames Valley has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) at its Annual Excellence Awards, held in London last night.
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BARNSTAPLE OFF-PEAK RAIL FARES SLASHED 50%

First Great Western (FGW), working in partnership with the Tarka Rail Association (TRA) and Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership, has just announced a “Shoppers’ Special” fare saving off-peak customers 50% on some journeys.
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Train operator First Great Western announces new Stakeholder Board Chair

Train operator First Great Western has announced a new chairman of its Stakeholder Board, after current chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Board, Charles Howeson requested to step down from the position.
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Passengers urged to plan ahead as Hayle Viaduct is set for 7m improvement work

First Great Western is encouraging passengers to check journey times between Truro and St Erth in November, as Network Rail renews parts of the Hayle Viaduct.
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HRH The Princess Royal opens upgraded Swindon to Kemble rail line

Today, Friday 17 October 2014, HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the newly redoubled railway line from Swindon to Kemble in a ceremony at Kemble station.
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First Great Western adds all Plymouth ticket types to mobile application

First Great Western has today extended the use of its mobile ticketing service allowing Devon and Cornwall customers to use their mobile phone or tablet as a pocket ticket machine.
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Transport Minister opens £13 million Bristol parkway Station car park

Baroness Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer at Bristol Parkway Transport Minister Baroness Kramer visited Bristol today to officially open a £13 million new station car park that will increase capacity and convenience for thousands of passengers.
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Transport Minister marks start of work on Newcourt railway station

Minister Baroness Kramer visited the Newcourt railway station site in Exeter on Friday 5 September as work prepares to get underway.
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Jack Savoretti treats Wilderness Festival revelers

Friday 8th August: Lucky Wilderness festival-goers were stopped in their tracks this morning as renowned acoustic performer, Jack Savoretti, held an impromptu gig on the 0950 First Great Western service from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh.