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Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust

Iconic railway goods shed in Llanelli to be transformed thanks to £16,000 GWR grant

Plans to transform an iconic Grade II-listed railway goods shed into a thriving heritage centre in Llanelli have been boosted by a grant of nearly £16,000 from Great Western Railway.

Clean Our Patch litter-picking group in Plymouth

Plymouth litter-picking group ready to team up with local schools thanks to GWR grant

A project to clean up communities across Plymouth and the South Hams has received a further boost from Great Western Railway.

Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership is spearheading work to provide bookable Taste for Travel trails and experiences

GWR and CrossCountry grants will help to promote a taste for travel in Gloucestershire

Projects designed to promote Gloucestershire as a ‘Great Rail Experience’ have received £30,000 each from Great Western Railway and long-distance operator CrossCountry.

Samaritans

Out with the ‘blue’ and in with the ‘brew’ as GWR joins forces with Samaritans for Brew Monday

Great Western Railway is again joining forces with Samaritans to encourage staff and customers to share a cuppa and a catch-up with someone they care about for Brew Monday.

Signed up: GWR colleagues with a poster committing to The Railway Mental Health Charter. Left to right, Head of Stations James Adeshiyan; Employee Director Sally Bennett; Head of Drivers Andrew Penrose; Human Resources Director Ruth Busby; Customer Service & Operations Director Richard Rowland; Head of Wellbeing Nicola Hide; Head of On Board David Crome; and Wellbeing Manager Lucy Shephard

GWR signs up to new mental health charter supporting wellbeing of colleagues

Great Western Railway has underlined its commitment to the wellbeing of colleagues by signing up to The Railway Mental Health Charter (RMHC).

The Lions Barber Collective

Chance for a free haircut, chat and a cuppa at Newton Abbot Station

Newton Abbot Station will host a pop-up barbershop today (Monday) where men can get a free haircut and discuss their mental health at the same time.

Customers at Bristol Temple Meads

GWR introduces reduced temporary timetable in response to Covid-related staff absences

Great Western Railway is introducing a temporary reduced timetable in response to higher than usual levels of staff being absent or self-isolating due to Covid.  

Gloucester Metz Way opening

Regeneration of Gloucester Station a step closer after completion of major junction works

Work on the next stage of Gloucester station has been successfully completed with Gloucestershire County Council finishing improvements to Metz Way junction.

IET Snow Swindon

Travelling by train this Christmas? When will trains be busiest and where is engineering work taking place?

With Christmas falling on a weekend this year, train operator GWR has released details about which services it expects to be busiest.

Special visit: Members of Egypt Class with dispatcher
Mike Brown, left, and customer ambassador Martin Miles

Schoolchildren spread Christmas cheer by presenting hamper to staff at Slough Station

Schoolchildren gave a Christmas hamper to staff at Slough Station to say thank you for keeping the railway running and continuing to work over the festive holiday.

Castle Class

Almost 700 more seats every weekday between Taunton and Plymouth

Train operator GWR is set to introduce direct services between the Westcountry and South Wales, just in time for the festive season.

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Over 10,000 people use reopened Dartmoor Line in first two weeks

More than 10,000 people have travelled on the Dartmoor Line in the first two weeks since its reopening.