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Prime Minister unveils GWR Intercity Express Train carrying special ‘We Mean Green’ livery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station to unveil a special train livery outlining the environmental benefits of travelling by train. 

Dartmoor Line reopening

Government restores the Dartmoor Line as services resume for first time in half a century from 20 November

  • The Dartmoor Line between Okehampton and Exeter will officially reopen for year-round services on 20 November, ahead of schedule
  • It is the first former line to open under the Government’s Restoring Your Railway manifesto commitment
  • Tickets will go on sale today (12 October) for trains running every 2 hours, increasing to hourly from May 2022
  • Passengers travelling between Crediton and Exeter will also benefit from an increase in service frequency.
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New multi-storey car park opens as redevelopment of Newbury Station continues apace

A new multistorey car park at Newbury Station and the second of new two cycling hubs have now been opened, as the multi-million pound redevelopment of the station continues apace. 

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Planned weekend engineering work may affect your rail journey

Some train services via Bristol Parkway will be affected by essential track maintenance planned to take place over weekends in October.

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Grant from train operators will help younger people explore rural spaces in Gloucestershire

Rural spaces will be opened up to younger members of Gloucestershire’s ethnically-diverse community thanks to a £15,500 grant from Great Western Railway, topped up with £4,500 from long-distance operator CrossCountry.

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GWR welcomes DfT response to Wales Affairs Committee report

Train operator Great Western Railway has welcomed the DfT’s response to the Wales Affairs Committee report on Railway Infrastructure in Wales. 

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Brave Freya, nine, has train named in her honour by Great Western Railway

Young Freya Bevan today unveiled a train named in her honour as Great Western Railway paid tribute to her unstinting bravery.

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London Paddington closed to trains on Sunday morning; services at Bristol Temple Meads also affected this weekend

Rail improvement works will impact train services at London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads this weekend.

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New partnership helps to deliver better bus and rail connections in South Devon

A bus service linking Kingsbridge and Salcombe to the national rail network at Totnes has been relaunched thanks to a partnership between Tally Ho Coaches, Great Western Railway and Devon County Council.

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Great Western Railway celebrate hat trick of awards at National Rail Awards

Great Western Railway (GWR) has had another successful year at the National Rail Awards, scooping a trio of accolades, giving the train company the most wins of the evening.

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GWR colleagues release Jerusalema Dance Challenge to ease commuters’ post-holiday blues

Rhythmical colleagues at Great Western Railway are hoping to help customers over the post-holiday blues with the release of their Jerusalema Dance Challenge.