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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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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.
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All aboard the Munchtime Express

The month-long promotion will see a different restaurant board the First Great Western service each week to offer train passengers free samples of their food, while travelling the scenic line from Looe to Liskeard, return.
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Train ticket winners visit parliament

MP for St Austell & Newquay, Stephen Gilbert, this week hosted a family from Cornwall at the House of Commons after they won train tickets to London in a school raffle.
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I’m a Great Westerner campaign launched

Train operator First Great Western has today [Monday 4 November] re-launched its multimillion pound campaign to promote leisure travel across the South West.
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Local author signs books aboard famous Night Riviera

Bestselling Falmouth author Emily Barr hosted a very special book signing event on the Penzance to London sleeper train on Friday 4th October, to celebrate the publication of her Night Riviera inspired new novel, ˜The Sleeper".
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Oldfield Park Train Station to receive revamp

Bath Spa University has teamed up with its Students’ Union, First Great Western, Onboard and Miller Construction to help renovate Bath’s Oldfield Park train station. The team of volunteers will spend the day working at the station on Wednesday 30 October.
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Travel information for Rugby League World Cup

With just days to go before the Rugby League World Cup First Great Western is advising customers to check before they travel, as Network Rail carry out essential engineering work in the Severn Tunnel.