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NR at Bristol Parkway

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

Train services via Bristol Parkway will be affected between Christmas and new year as part of an ongoing programme of rail improvement work.

Exeter St Davids Station Samaritans volunteers

Festive boost as Samaritans receive £77,000 grant from Great Western Railway

Samaritans has received a £77,000 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 and be there for anyone who is struggling, particularly over the festive period.

CIS at Paddington

Travel early, book a seat and complete your journey by lunchtime on Christmas Eve

Warning of continued disruption after the festive break with more strike dates announced

Customer CIS

Train operator warns of disruption as strike action set to go ahead:  Only travel if necessary over the affected period. Book in advance for Christmas trains.

Train operator Great Western Railway is warning of significant disruption to rail services during December and January but expects trains in the week before Christmas will continue to operate. 

Left to right, GWR Business Development Portfolio Director Tom Pierpoint, Reading Borough Council's Lead Councillor for Climate Strategy and Transport, Tony Page, and Network Rail Project Manager Gerry Quinn

New station building takes shape as part of Reading West transformation

The £4.1m transformation of Reading West is gathering pace with work under way on a new station building. 

Paddington Carols 1

Great Western Railway starts countdown to Christmas with some multicultural carolling

Great Western Railway (GWR) is welcoming carollers from across the country to sing at the stations it serves, bringing some Christmas cheer to rail travellers over the next week.

Bath Christmas market

Over 10,000 extra train seats for this Saturday’s Bath Christmas Market

More than 150 trains will serve Bath and its world-famous Christmas Market this coming Saturday, but those travelling at the busiest times are being warned that they may have to queue to board trains home.

Dartmoor Line journeys

Dartmoor Line passes 250,000 journeys on its first anniversary, as Rail Minister visits to mark official opening of station building

Just over a year after the Dartmoor Line reopened to regular passenger trains, journey numbers on the line have passed 250,000, with the arrival of an extra special visitor, Rail Minister Huw Merriman, today (Monday) to officially open the renovated station building at Okehampton.

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Great Western Railway unveils White Ribbon train to join the mission to end male violence against women

Great Western Railway (GWR) marked White Ribbon Day today (Friday 25 November) with a new train livery to commemorate the company becoming White Ribbon UK Accredited.


Newbury station completes next stage in multi-million-pound redevelopment

The multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station has taken a significant step forward with completion of work on the north side of the station.


Train operator warns of further travel disruption as strike action set to affect travel to Christmas markets and major sporting events

Train operator Great Western Railway is warning customers travelling to Christmas markets and major sporting events this coming Saturday to avoid taking the train.

Principality Stadium

Autumn Internationals: GWR issues important travel advice to rugby fans

Great Western Railway has issued important travel advice to supporters attending this weekend’s Autumn International rugby fixtures.