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Samaritans Brew Monday

Take time out for a cuppa: Great Western Railway and Network Rail join forces with Samaritans for Brew Monday

Great Western Railway and Network Rail are encouraging customers and colleagues to take time out for a cuppa as they partner with Samaritans for its annual Brew Monday campaign.

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Great Western Railway planning to restore direct Bristol-Oxford services

Great Western Railway is planning to run direct services between Bristol Temple Meads and Oxford for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Rail improvement work affecting trains from Barnstaple commences

‘Check before you travel’ Great Western Railway (GWR) says, as rail improvement work affecting journeys between Barnstaple and Crediton got underway on Saturday 6 January. 

Flooding Newbury

Travel warning: Great Western Railway passengers again urged to travel early

Great Western Railway is warning of significant disruption today and is advising those planning to travel to check their journeys beforehand and to travel as early as possible.  

Chipping Sodbury flooding

Travel warning: Great Western Railway passengers urged to travel early

Due to heavy rainfall forecast on already flooded ground, Great Western Railway is advising people against starting their journey by rail. 

Ruth Busby

OBE for inspirational Great Western Railway and Network Rail director

A champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the rail industry has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

L to R: Ian Baxter (Chair of the Gloucester Station Project Board); Alistair Rorie (Project Manager, Octavius Infrastructure Limited); Richard Graham MP; Mameri Eze (Project Manager, GWR); Tom Pierpoint (GWR Business Development Director)

Gloucester station redevelopment taking shape

Local MP Richard Graham visited Gloucester station yesterday (21 December) to see the multi-million-pound redevelopment works taking shape.

Snow at Chippenham

Travel early warns Great Western Railway, as engineering work will affect Christmas trains

Those hoping for a late Christmas getaway are being warned to travel earlier by Great Western Railway. 

Topsham Bart Sadecki

Superb shot by Exeter photographer makes 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar

A terrific shot of the River Clyst Viaduct at Topsham features in the 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar.

Royal Albert Bridge Scott Fisher

Saltash photographer’s sublime shot makes cover of 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar

A sublime shot by Saltash photographer Scott Fisher has made the cover of the 2024 Great Western Railway calendar.

Cardiff Central Harry Chatham

Spellbinding shot by Bridgend photographer makes 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar

A spellbinding shot by Bridgend photographer Harry Chatham features in the 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar.

Carbis Bay Antony Christie

Stunning shot by Newton Abbot photographer makes 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar

A stunning shot by Newton Abbot photographer Antony Christie features in the 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar.