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GWR ramps up service as schools set to return

Let’s travel with confidence this summer as GWR announces staged timetable improvements

Longer trains and some additional train services are to be provided from Monday to help people returning to rail travel as part of the government’s lockdown easing roadmap to do so safely and with confidence.

Rail improvements to impact journeys on the Tarka Line

Rail improvements to impact journeys on the Tarka Line

Plans to carry out track improvement and platform extension work will see the railway line between Barnstaple and Crediton closed for nine days this April.

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Easter rail upgrades to affect services through Guildford

Guildford is set for railway improvement works this Easter, taking another step towards achieving more frequent weekday services on the North Downs line to Gatwick Airport.

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New bike hub for Newbury station customers

Train operator GWR has opened a new bicycle hub at Newbury station capable of housing 230 bikes, with capacity for another 100 due by the end of the year.

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New bike hub for Didcot Parkway station customers

Train operator GWR has opened a new bicycle hub at Didcot Parkway station capable of housing 600 bikes.

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Rail improvement works in Somerset this Easter

Train services between Westbury and Taunton will be amended over the Easter period to allow for track renewal and essential maintenance to be carried out.

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GWR helps more than 200 victims of domestic abuse get to a place of safety

The Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme has helped more than 150 adults and 70 children flee domestic abuse by providing free rail travel.

Cllr Tudor Evans on the simulator

On course at Plymouth for concourse improvements for a better welcome

In the driver’s seat: Council leader Tudor Evans got a taste of life in the hot seat testing the new train driver simulator at Plymouth’s station, following the relocation of the facility.

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Land purchased for new transport hub at Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council and Great Western Railway have today announced the joint purchase of the brownfield site neighbouring Moreton-in-Marsh Railway Station.

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Devon communities to be better connected as railway line set to reopen for first time in 50 years

Communities and passengers in Devon are to benefit from the reopening of the railway between Okehampton and Exeter as a result of the Government’s ‘Restoring your Railway’ initiative.

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New compensation scheme launched for season ticket holders

Rail season ticket holders delayed by 15 minutes or more will be able to claim for compensation, irrespective of the cause of their delay.

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GWR Chooses to Challenge for International Women’s Day

Great Western Railway (GWR) is celebrating International Women’s Day with a film featuring colleagues challenging themselves and others to forge a more equal world.