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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.
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First Rail-Fly partnership in the UK to launch

An international airline and two UK train companies are making it possible for their customers to travel from Bristol to Brisbane under just one booking.
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Rail Minister welcomes First Great Western improvements

Rail Minister Claire Perry has welcomed the first major redesign of First Great Western’s mainline timetable in Devon and Cornwall for seven years by waving off the first new 0706 retimed service.
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Extra Sunday Trains For Cardiff

Extra Sunday trains for Cardiff First Great Western is delighted to announce the launch of three additional services to help passengers travel between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central in the new timetable, which started on Sunday 14 December.
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Discounted shopping made easier for FGW passengers

First Great Western has a new, specially branded train aimed at encouraging shoppers to visit the Gunwharf Quays premium retail outlet in Portsmouth.
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First Great Western and Tregothnan host on board tea party featuring world's largest tea pot

Passengers on board a First Great Western train from Paddington to Cornwall this morning were treated to a quintessentially English tea party complete with the world’s largest fully-functioning tea pot.
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Lights, Camera, Burrata

First Great Western celebrates success of its campaign to serve locally-made food by commissioning three films starring its food producers.