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£20 million work has begun today to build a new 1,800 capacity multi-storey car park at Didcot Parkway railway station. The scheme, which is part funded by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, will see the number of car parking spaces at the station increase by over 65% to 1,800.
Getting to Glastonbury: Discounted tickets are now available to buy for customers travelling to this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Great Western Railway, who run trains across the South West, will operate an additional 17 trains providing over 9,000 extra seats to take customers to the festival.
On Friday 31 March a new bicycle hire scheme was launched at GWR’s Moreton-in-Marsh Station. Based on the idea of being as easy to use and as flexible as possible, Bainton Bikes is offering a bike hire scheme that has no docking stations and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Great Western Railway is offering families up to 50% off rail fares this Easter, helping those with children take advantage of the train.
A major programme of work to modernise the Great Western Mainline this Easter will see platforms at Bath Spa station widened in preparation for longer trains providing over a fifth more seats.
Parking at Gloucester Station is set to double this winter after work began on a new car park today.
Passengers travelling on services between Reading and London Paddington this Sunday, 26 March, should check before they travel and plan their journeys to start after 1300 if possible. Network Rail will undertake vital Crossrail work between Reading and Hayes & Harlington. Great Western Railway will operate diverted rail or bus replacement services between Reading and London Paddington until 1300.
Iconic London depot to be revealed to members of the public in celebration of 111 years of engineering excellence OOC111
A special event was held at Exeter St Thomas Station on Saturday, 11 March, to celebrate the new “Blooming St Thomas” mural which is the latest improvement at the station, following installation of new waiting shelters and the Eco Garden in 2015.
Cheltenham Festival goers are under starter’s orders as they prepare to board Great Western Railway services, with the train operator providing enough extra seats to carry everyone in the grand stand 3.5 times over.
Rail and bus operators to launch new service to save money on entry to World Heritage Site. Great Western Railway has teamed up with Blenheim Palace and two local bus companies to offer travel and reduced cost entry to the World Heritage site in a single transaction from tomorrow, Friday 10 March.
Advice for Bath Half runners: Allow time to get to the start line - enough extra trains to transport half the Rec
Advice for Bath Half runners: Great Western Railway is to run enough extra trains to transport half the Rec this weekend, helping competitors and spectators attend the Bath Half Marathon. Eight additional early morning trains will help take runners to the start line for 11am, while there will also be an additional 14 services to take runners and supporters home after the gruelling race; providing over 7,500 extra seats in total.