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National Rail Awards 2023

Okehampton named Small Station of the Year as GWR triumphs at National Rail Awards

Okehampton Station has been named as the Small Station of the Year at last night’s ‘Railway Oscars’ following the hugely-successful reopening of the Dartmoor Line.

Weston Super Mare

Rail journeys affected by track upgrades in Bristol and North Somerset

Great Western Railway services between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare will be affected by track replacement and level crossing work later this week.

Agatha Christie naming

Whodunnit? GWR stages train-naming ceremony for best-selling author Agatha Christie

Cast of her iconic murder mystery play, The Mousetrap, join guests at Paignton Station 

Worcestershire Parkway opening 2023

Worcestershire Parkway passenger numbers exceed all expectations

More than 540,000 journeys have been made from Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station in the space of 12 months – exceeding all expectations.

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Make the most of the late summer sun with a final travel adventure

Great Western Railway is to run one last weekend of high summer services, as the good weather makes a final seaside visit possible.

CIS at Paddington

Rail strike action to continue this Friday and Saturday

The Aslef union has announced strike action that will affect rail services on Friday 1 September, and the RMT has announced strike action for Saturday 2 September. 

Rocky Horror Show

It's a jump aboard to the left.... And then a step to the right as legendary musical rocks the tracks

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show descended on Swindon train station yesterday afternoon to cause some of their customary chaos while in town.  

Customer CIS

Strike action resumes this weekend as rail union stages another one-day walk out

The RMT union has announced strike action that will affect rail services this Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September, and Aslef has announced strike action for Friday 1 September. 

Reading flyover

GWR reminds Reading Festival goers that there will be no trains home on Saturday night as strike action returns

Strike action by the RMT will affect GWR services and other train operators across the country this Saturday 26 August, and those travelling should check their journeys, GWR warns.

Maidenhead Emergency Services Day

Great Western Railway to welcome families to Maidenhead for fire engine fun

Great Western Railway (GWR) is inviting families to Maidenhead station tomorrow for its annual Emergency Services Day, including the opportunity to sit in the cab of a fire engine.

planter

Cheltenham Samaritans mark 60th anniversary by bringing touch of colour to town’s station

Cheltenham Samaritans has marked its 60th anniversary by installing two new planters at the town’s railway station.

Worcestershire Parkway Wellbeing Day-3

Winnie Woo the Wellbeing Piano helps to wow visitors to Worcestershire Parkway

Winnie Woo the Wellbeing Piano made a grand entrance as Worcestershire Parkway played host to a community wellbeing day.