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The first in a series of improvements for the West of England sees rail services on the Severn Beach line increase to half-hourly as GWR begins to realise MetroWest ambitions in its December timetable change.
Works to improve the railway in West Cornwall begin on Monday 13 December 20212, with amended train services and replacement buses in operation to keep people moving.
Great Western Railway (GWR) is set to increase the number of trains running between South Wales and England, just in time for the festive season.
Great Western Railway scooped two trophies at the rail industry’s prestigious Golden Spanner Awards – including Gold for its Castle Class HST fleet.
Great Western Railway’s Ruth Busby has been named HR Director of the Year at the Personnel Today Awards 2021.
Train services between Somerset and Dorset will be affected by rail improvements planned to take place during November and December.
- First passenger train on the first Restoring Your Railway reopening runs on Wednesday, 17 November, ahead of public services resuming on Saturday, 20 November
- Restored in just 9 months, and delivered £10m under budget, transforming a mothballed former freight railway to regular services.
- Reopening is the first of the Government’s Restoring Your Railway schemes to return to service, fulfilling a manifesto commitment.
GWR again links up with The Veterans Charity for Remembrance Day
Teenager Tom Watts is the winner of a Great Western Railway competition to design a logo marking the launch of the Dartmoor Line next week.
The Mayor of Cheltenham has cut the ribbon on an exhibition of local photography which is being displayed in the waiting room of Cheltenham Spa station.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station to unveil a special train livery outlining the environmental benefits of travelling by train.
Government restores the Dartmoor Line as services resume for first time in half a century from 20 November
- The Dartmoor Line between Okehampton and Exeter will officially reopen for year-round services on 20 November, ahead of schedule
- It is the first former line to open under the Government’s Restoring Your Railway manifesto commitment
- Tickets will go on sale today (12 October) for trains running every 2 hours, increasing to hourly from May 2022
- Passengers travelling between Crediton and Exeter will also benefit from an increase in service frequency.