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Community heroes from BBC Bristol region have GWR train named in their honour

Great Western Railway has named a train after two community heroes from the BBC Bristol region who selflessly helped others at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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•	£64,000 grant to support Samaritans’ life-saving work and mission to reduce the number of people who die by suicide

GWR grant to help Samaritans volunteers be there for those struggling to cope

Samaritans has received a £64,000 grant from Great Western Railway to support the charity’s life-saving work and mission to reduce the number of people who die by suicide.

CIS at Paddington

Storm Eunice travel advice. Can I get a train on Friday?

In anticipation of significant high winds tomorrow, train company GWR is warning customers that they expect to cut services by half, the mainline in south Wales will be closed, and where long-distance trains can operate, journey times will be significantly longer.

Christopher Dando and Evette Wakely with Edith and Esme

Community heroes from Somerset travel on GWR train named in their honour

Kind-hearted care home manager Christopher Dando and fundraising postie Evette Wakely travelled on a train named in their honour today as Great Western Railway celebrated their community heroics.

New battery-charging technology will be trialled on the Greenford branch line

GWR fast-charging trial brings regular battery-only rail services a step closer

Great Western Railway has signed a deal with manufacturer Vivarail to trial new battery-charging technology on its network, paving the way for battery-only trains to run in regular passenger service in the future.

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Vital bridge repairs to impact services on Dartmoor and Tarka Lines next week

Vital repair work to a bridge near Yeoford will mean that train services between Crediton, Barnstaple and Okehampton will be replaced by buses from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February.

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Planned engineering work in the Bristol area may affect your rail journey

Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach or Filton Abbey Wood will be affected this February as part of an ongoing programme of upgrades to rail services.

A Class 387 Electrostar at Cardiff Central, with the Principality Stadium in the background

Capacity-boosting electric trains make line-up as Great Western Railway provides 20,000 seats for Wales’ first home Six Nations fixture

Great Western Railway will provide nearly 20,000 seats for rugby fans leaving Cardiff by train following Wales’ Six Nations match with Scotland – including the use of its capacity-boosting electric-only trains.

Dawlish station platform works

Weekend rail improvement works to take place in Devon this February

Works to improve the railway between Exeter and Plymouth begin this weekend, with amended train services and replacement buses in operation to keep people moving.

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Hive of activity at railway stations thanks to GWR grant

Stations across the Great Western Railway network will be transformed into thriving habitats for honeybees thanks to a £35,000 project.

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GWR grant will help provide work experience placements for Torbay youngsters

Up to 50 young people in Torbay will be given work experience opportunities thanks to a £45,000 grant from Great Western Railway.

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£40,000 grant boost for hat-trick of projects promoting travel on the North Downs Line

Projects to encourage more passengers on the North Downs Line have received a grant boost totalling more than £40,000 from Great Western Railway (GWR).