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Exhibition celebrates invention and hard work at Bristol Temple Meads Station

A new exhibition celebrating the working life of Bristol Temple Meads opens on Wednesday 4th December - using photographic techniques that are as old as the station itself.
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Flybe training on track for First Great Western

A contract sealed between two of the country’s leading regional transport providers will see the internationally renowned Flybe Training Academy delivering a specially designed Customer Service training course to over 1,000 employees of First Great Western (FGW) rail over the next nine months.
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Station Manager to meet with Castle Cary customers

First Great Western is offering customers from Castle Cary the opportunity to meet with their Station Manager on Monday 25 November, following months of restricted access to the station.
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FGW staff raffle £1,000 of prizes for Children in Need

First Great Western staff at Didcot Parkway station are to give away over £1,000 in prizes as the team raise money for Children in Need.
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Community rail lines hit two million passengers for first time

Passenger numbers have hit two million for the first time on the Devon and Cornwall community rail lines, First Great Western Managing Director Mark Hopwood told delegates at TravelWatch South West’s General Meeting on Saturday 2 March.
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Transport Minister celebrates 50 years of Landore Engineering Depot

Landore Depot provides a work programme that has serviced, fuelled and repaired over 3600 High Speed Train (HST) sets over the last 12 months alone, in an overnight downtime often no more than three or four hours.
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Santa rests reindeer and takes the train to Gunnislake

Children in Plymouth will have the opportunity to tell Santa what is on their Christmas wish list this year as he visits the area on-board a converted First Great Western (FGW) train.
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Bath Spa Station’s ticket office £500,000 make over

First Great Western is delighted to announce that over £500,000 improvement works to Bath Spa Station are set to begin on Monday 18 November.
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First Great Western helps munitions worker's achieve recognition

Munitions factory workers invited to the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday have once again been able to make the journey with help from First Great Western.
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RMT announcement to ballot FGW members

It is disappointing that RMT is once again playing with their members’ livelihoods by asking them to take strike action when discussions to resolve these issues have not yet run their course through the usual processes.
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Important information for those travelling in Devon and Cornwall this weekend

First Great Western customers are being advised to check before they travel this weekend as Network Rail carry out essential track maintenance works throughout Devon and Cornwall.
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Special train to celebrate Malvern Festival of Innovation

First Great Western is to brand a special train in support of the Malvern Festival of Innovation, an event celebrating the wealth of creative and enterprising talent in the area.