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More than 14,000 extra seats every weekend as Great Western Railway responds to changes in customer behaviour

Great Western Railway will provide more than 25 extra train services, equating to more than extra 14,000 seats, every weekend as part of its new December timetable. 

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Ten-year anniversary sees enhanced TransWilts services rack up more than one million miles

Celebrations were in full swing today to mark exactly 10 years since TransWilts services were increased in a joint partnership between Wiltshire Council, Great Western Railway, the Department for Transport and local users.  

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Significant disruption to GWR train services this morning

GWR is advising customers not to attempt to travel between London Paddington and Reading this morning, following damage to the overhead line equipment yesterday evening. 

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Industrial action to disrupt GWR rail services this Thursday

Great Western Railway is warning travellers that there will be significant disruption to its rail services on Thursday 7 December because of industrial action by drivers’ union Aslef. 

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Great Western Railway honours railway legends from the North Cotswolds

Great Western Railway has named an Intercity Express Train after two Great Westerners who did so much for the North Cotswold railway route and the national rail system – Oliver Lovell and Sir Peter Parker. 

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No trains between London Paddington and Bristol, South Wales and the South West on Sunday as industrial action by drivers’ union looms

Great Western Railway is warning travellers that there will be no trains between London Paddington and Bristol, South Wales and Exeter/Plymouth this coming Sunday 3 December because of industrial action by drivers’ union Aslef. 

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Almost 100 GWR staff become White Ribbon ambassadors, as the company marks the anniversary of train naming to end violence against women

A year after Great Western Railway (GWR) became White Ribbon accredited, the company is reflecting on its work with the charity to end male violence against women.

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Great Western Railway calendar inspires adventure as it captures the region in all its glory

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, and London to South Wales, the 2024 Great Western Railway Calendar inspires new adventures as it captures the region in all its glory.

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A train every seven minutes for Bath Christmas market

GWR will operate 145 trains on market Saturdays as choristers entertain the crowd with carols 

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‘Plan ahead’ warns GWR, as engineering work will affect Christmas trains: Preparatory works to start this weekend

Those hoping for a late Christmas getaway are being warned to plan ahead by GWR, as engineering work is set to impact train services. 

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Celebrations in Okehampton as more than 550,000 journeys made in first two years of Dartmoor Line reopening

A special community celebration has taken place today to mark the second anniversary of the reopening of the Dartmoor Line. 

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Tapping into a smarter way to travel across West Cornwall – with the help of some tap dancers

A troupe of tap dancers took over Truro station today to help promote a new time-saving smartcard for customers travelling across West Cornwall.