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Improvement works to begin in Bedwyn

Bedwyn Railway Station A First Great Western train entering Bedwyn station First Great Western is delighted to announce almost £40,000 of improvement works at Bedwyn Station have begun.
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British Airways Launches Stress Free Train Travel

Britain’s biggest scheduled airline and two train companies are making international travel easier for their customers in Wales and the West of England.
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Frame Your Train competition offers chance to win free rail tickets

First Great Western (FGW) has announced the return of its popular Frame Your Train competition, giving people the chance to win one of two pairs of standard class, return train tickets for use anywhere on its network.
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West Looe's Portbyhan Hotel joins the award winning "Munchtime Express"

The Portbyhan Hotel in West Looe was in charge of the catering on the Looe Valley Line’s popular ‘Munchtime Express’ on Tuesday, 11 November.
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First Great Western welcomes Network Rail apology for signalling failures

First Great Western has welcomed an apology from Network Rail after signalling problems spilled into a third day in what has been a frustrating week for passengers.
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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.