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Bloomin’ marvellous result as Barnstaple station is rated ‘Outstanding’ by In Bloom judges

Volunteers at Barnstaple station are celebrating after it was judged ‘Outstanding’ in the 2023 South West in Bloom awards.

Bath half

Almost 9,000 extra train seats for Bath Half Marathon, says GWR

Great Western Railway will provide almost 9,000 extra seats to carry runners and supporters to and from Bath this coming Sunday, 15 October, for the Bath Half Marathon. 

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Rail journeys affected by track maintenance between Bath and Bristol this weekend

Great Western Railway services between Bath and Bristol will be affected by rail improvement works this weekend.

Customer CIS

GWR warns of further strike action tomorrow, Wednesday 4 October

Passengers may wish to travel on other days, says operator

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Gloucester station car park to close later this week, as improvement works continue

The southern car park at Gloucester station is to close later this week as part of the multi-million-pound station improvement project. 

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Great Western Railway partners with THE PIG Hotels in glamorous giveaway

Great Western Railway (GWR) is giving its customers a First Class chance to escape to the country with THE PIG Hotels for two nights of food, wine and luxury.

CIS at Paddington

GWR says passengers may wish to travel on other days as train drivers strike this Saturday

The Aslef union, which represents train drivers, has announced strike action which will affect rail services on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October. 

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Signal upgrades in the Plymouth area to affect services

Great Western Railway is warning customers to check their journeys carefully ahead of overnight rail improvement work which will impact very early morning and late evening services.

National Rail Awards 2023

Okehampton named Small Station of the Year as GWR triumphs at National Rail Awards

Okehampton Station has been named as the Small Station of the Year at last night’s ‘Railway Oscars’ following the hugely-successful reopening of the Dartmoor Line.

Weston Super Mare

Rail journeys affected by track upgrades in Bristol and North Somerset

Great Western Railway services between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare will be affected by track replacement and level crossing work later this week.

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Whodunnit? GWR stages train-naming ceremony for best-selling author Agatha Christie

Cast of her iconic murder mystery play, The Mousetrap, join guests at Paignton Station 

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Worcestershire Parkway passenger numbers exceed all expectations

More than 540,000 journeys have been made from Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station in the space of 12 months – exceeding all expectations.