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First Great Western celebrate 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines

On Saturday 19 July, First Great Western (FGW) named one of their high speed trains to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. The power car was named “Royal Marines. Celebrating 350 years.”
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Reading's redeveloped railway station was officially opened by The Queen today

Used by nearly 20m passengers a year, Reading station is one of the busiest rail hubs in Britain. It has been transformed by Network Rail in the last five years as part of a £895m project to rebuild the railway around Reading which will remove one of the worst remaining bottlenecks on the network, improving reliability and increasing capacity so more trains can run in the future.
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Save money on your commute to work

Do you want to save money on your commute to work? Then help is at hand as First Great Western launches a partnership with carpooling giant Liftshare.
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Additional trains for Henley Royal Regatta

First Great Western are running additional trains for the duration of the Henley Regatta 2015.
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Major package of rail improvements for Cornwall

The Prime Minister has today announced a £146.6 million package of rail improvements for Cornwall which will see a major upgrade to the Sleeper service, improved signalling on the main line and enhancements to the traincare maintenance centre in Penzance.
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Professional polo players and ponies welcome commuters at London Paddington

Ponies and players from First Great Western’s professional polo team made an appearance at London Paddington station this morning to celebrate this coming weekend’s popular event ‘Polo on the Beach’ - a polo match which takes place each year on Watergate Bay – one of Cornwall’s popular surfing beaches.
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Purchase your Glastonbury rail ticket on your mobile phone and beat the queues

First Great Western has today made mobile rail tickets available for thousands of revellers heading to the Glastonbury Festival.
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First Great Western kicks off Summer Tracks

British singer songwriter Gabrielle Aplin stunned travellers on the 07:15 First Great Western service from London Paddington to Glastonbury as she launched into a stunning solo performance of her chart topper songs Power of Love, Panic Cord, Please Don't Say You Love Me and Home.
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First Great Western TV advert launched

First Great Western have launched their new television advert which highlights iconic destinations in the South West.
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South Devon Link Road brings forward culvert work

Following the severance of the line at Dawlish, a programme of flood relief works has been brought forward as part of the South Devon Link Road project.
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First Great Western welcomes £9.5m Growth Fund allocation for Didcot Parkway car park upgrade

Train operator First Great Western has welcomed the allocation of £9.5 million towards a new multi-storey car park and covered walkway at Didcot Parkway station, as part of funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.
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Rail-fly partnership wins international award

First Great Western's rail-fly partnership with Heathrow Express and Singapore Airlines has won Integrated Air Rail Partnership at the Global Air Rail Awards 2014 in Oslo.