Tags: GWR

Multi-million-pound transformation of Newbury station is now complete

The multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station is now complete with three business growth units offering new employment opportunities for the town. The Engine Shed Business Growth Units will help support Newbury’s economic development and form part of a wider transformation of the station which has included new customer facilities, new ticket gates, a multi-storey car […]

Great Western Railway’s innovative FastCharge battery train trial could transform UK’s railway

Innovation led by Great Western Railway could transform the UK’s railway as it powers forward with a FastCharge battery trial designed to help future decarbonisation of branch line services. The FastCharge technology, which has been rigorously developed by specialist engineers over the past three years, solves the problem of delivering reliable, battery-only trains capable of […]

Optimising retail opportunities at Oxford station

A flagship station continuing to grow Oxford is one of Great Western Railway’s (GWR’s) flagship stations and due to the popularity of the city as a tourist destination and world-renowned educational and research centre, it also generates the highest footfall of all the stations that GWR directly manage. In the ten years between 2009 and […]

More services between Reading and Gatwick Airport as new December timetable kicks in

Great Western Railway is to double the number of direct trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport as part of its new December timetable. Two trains an hour will now operate to/from the airport Monday to Saturday, extending the service which currently terminates at Redhill, making a half-hourly direct service and reflecting the airport’s welcome recovery […]

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. Network Rail will begin a major programme to improve the signalling system between Totnes and Plymouth this Sunday. The old signalling systems will be replaced with the latest […]

Great Western Railway partners with Newbury Racecourse in Olly Murs raceday giveaway

Great Western Railway (GWR) is bringing the races to the railway with Newbury Racecourse, giving its Instagram followers the chance to win an array of prizes worth more than £750, including a live performance by Olly Murs.  The giveaway, which offers a huge selection of prizes for the BetVictor Hungerford Day on Saturday 19 August, […]

New Bristol railway station to connect communities and grow the economy

Transport Secretary opens Bristol’s first new railway station, Portway Park & Ride, in almost a century   New station will support local growth and improve access to jobs and businesses  Demonstrates Government’s commitment to investing in infrastructure to grow the economy and boost connectivity in the South West Passengers in Bristol will benefit from easier […]

Rail tech revolution on track as Great Western Railway trials Whoosh’s real-time journey dashboard for customers

Great Western Railway has embarked on a revolutionary journey with the trial of new software that will allow customers to see real-time train service information. The four-month trial of the digital platform from rail tech developer Whoosh began at the start of May and allows customers to see real-time journey information for the train they […]

Famous Five back on board for another Great Western Railway adventure

The Famous Five are back on board with Great Western Railway – taking their first new adventure by train since 2020. A new TV ad, ‘Five Get There First’, promotes travelling by train and how it can deliver a level of comfort, speed, sustainability and ability to socialise you just don’t get by taking the […]

Extra trains planned for King’s Coronation but travellers warned that central London will be extremely busy

A swathe of additional trains and extra carriages is being laid on for the weekend of the King’s Coronation but those travelling are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys. With around 1.2 million people expected to line the streets of London on Saturday 6 May for the procession to Westminster Abbey, […]