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Planned engineering work in the Kemble area may affect your rail journey

Trains between Swindon and Gloucester will be affected by rail improvement work planned for later this month. Network Rail is renewing track in the Kemble area as well as carrying out track and lineside signalling maintenance. This will affect Great Western Railway services that stop at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse stations on Tuesday 16 and […]

World first as high-speed trains wheel performance now digitally-monitored live

Hitachi Rail’s wireless monitoring will improve train availability and reduce bogie and wheelset maintenance downtime by 50% GWR fleet to be fitted with full-suite digital maintenance solution, which live monitors gearboxes, traction motors, bearings and wheels Hitachi Rail are presenting this solution at Rolling Stock Maintenance and Depot Optimisation Europe 2022 on 28th June Hitachi […]

National Rail Contract awarded to Great Western Railway

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Great Western Railway (GWR) to continue operating the Great Western network. The new contract will run until at least 21 June 2025, with the potential for a further three years at the Secretary of State’s discretion. In line with the contract, GWR […]

GWR Rail improvements to impact journeys on the North Cotswolds this Easter

Track improvement work will see the railway line between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill closed for four days over the Easter weekend, in one of the quietest Easter weekends for engineering work in a decade. Completion of the North Cotswolds work will ensure the continued use of the railway line for the years ahead by […]

Wellington and Cullompton stations one step closer as Network Rail set to lead on next stage of developments

Network Rail will spearhead the next stage of this project with the development of detailed designs and a full business case following receipt of £5m from the Department for Transport. Network Rail will lead on taking this project forward and continue to work closely with partners Mid Devon District Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council […]

Engineering work at Salisbury announced for Saturday morning – 18 December

Network Rail engineers will be working on tracks near Salisbury station on 18 December, meaning buses will replace South Western Railway and Great Western Railway trains between Salisbury and Andover/Romsey/Southampton until early afternoon. The work will complete repairs to the track at the junction outside Fisherton Tunnel in the city, damaged in an incident in […]

Fewer delays and cancellations for passengers following launch of innovative pilot scheme

Network Rail has launched a new pilot project that integrates its traffic management system with Great Western Railway’s crew and stock resource management system – a first in the UK rail industry. This project is the latest example of the rail industry putting passengers and freight users first, by integrating Worldline’s crew and stock software […]

Network Rail, South Western Railway and Great Western Railway joint statement: Salisbury railway to reopen fully from Tuesday, 16 November

Following last week’s accident, Network Rail, South Western Railway and Great Western Railway today announce that trains through Salisbury will begin running again on Tuesday, 16 November. The rail industry has been working together to clear the line and make it safe to run trains again, with repair works set to be complete by Monday. […]