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Signal upgrades set to transform the railway in Cornwall

Buses to replace trains across Cornwall as Network Rail enters key milestone to change way railway runs in region

Wootten Bassett flooding

Flooding causes major disruption to GWR services

We’re sorry to say that due to flooding in the Royal Wootton Bassett area all lines between Bristol Temple Meads via Bath and Swindon, and Bristol Parkway/South Wales and Swindon, are closed. 

IET overhead cable

Great Western Railway supports football’s new Sustainable Travel Charter

Great Western Railway (GWR) has welcomed the decision by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) and clubs from the English Football League (EFL) to launch a Sustainable Travel Charter, as the footballing community moves to reduce its carbon footprint.

IET North Cots

Rail improvements to impact journeys on the Cotswolds Line

Plans to carry out track improvements will see the railway line between Charlbury and Moreton-in-Marsh closed for four days next week.


Bloomin’ marvellous result as Barnstaple station is rated ‘Outstanding’ by In Bloom judges

Volunteers at Barnstaple station are celebrating after it was judged ‘Outstanding’ in the 2023 South West in Bloom awards.

Bath half

Almost 9,000 extra train seats for Bath Half Marathon, says GWR

Great Western Railway will provide almost 9,000 extra seats to carry runners and supporters to and from Bath this coming Sunday, 15 October, for the Bath Half Marathon. 

IET Bristol platform

Rail journeys affected by track maintenance between Bath and Bristol this weekend

Great Western Railway services between Bath and Bristol will be affected by rail improvement works this weekend.

Customer CIS

GWR warns of further strike action tomorrow, Wednesday 4 October

Passengers may wish to travel on other days, says operator

Gloucester subway

Gloucester station car park to close later this week, as improvement works continue

The southern car park at Gloucester station is to close later this week as part of the multi-million-pound station improvement project. 

THE PIG - Combe

Great Western Railway partners with THE PIG Hotels in glamorous giveaway

Great Western Railway (GWR) is giving its customers a First Class chance to escape to the country with THE PIG Hotels for two nights of food, wine and luxury.

CIS at Paddington

GWR says passengers may wish to travel on other days as train drivers strike this Saturday

The Aslef union, which represents train drivers, has announced strike action which will affect rail services on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October. 


Signal upgrades in the Plymouth area to affect services

Great Western Railway is warning customers to check their journeys carefully ahead of overnight rail improvement work which will impact very early morning and late evening services.