Tags: GWR

Gloucester station subway set to close until the summer

Long-waited improvements to the subway at Gloucester station are set to begin next week, Monday 13 March, as part of the wider multi-million pound station improvement project.  The work will include removing the blind corner in the subway and making it step free so that it is fully accessible to all. It will also include […]

Great Western Railway partners with Penguin in World Book Day giveaway

Great Western Railway (GWR) is celebrating World Book Day with publisher Penguin Books by giving its followers the chance to win a bundle of books. The prize comprising of seven books, including works by Richard Osman and Dolly Alderton, is up for grabs today to mark World Book Day. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide […]

GWR to provide 77 trains for Wales vs England Six Nations fixture

Great Western Railway will provide 77 trains and more than 40,000 seats for fans attending Saturday’s Wales vs England Six Nations fixture. The train operator is increasing the use of its capacity-boosting electric-only trains from London, with shuttle services also operating between Cardiff Central and Newport before and after the match. GWR will operate a […]

Fast-charging battery trial to resume after GWR agrees deal to purchase Vivarail assets

Great Western Railway has completed the purchase of a number of assets from emission-free battery and hybrid trains manufacturer Vivarail, which entered administration last December. GWR has agreed contracts to buy intellectual property, rolling stock and equipment relating to the development of high-performance battery and FastCharge technology designed to support wider introduction of battery-powered trains […]

GWR to provide more than 60 trains for Wales’ opening Six Nations fixture

More than 60 Great Western Railway trains will serve Cardiff on Saturday for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland, providing nearly 30,000 seats. The train operator expects to run a normal Saturday timetable following Friday’s industrial action, with 17 additional trains helping to get rugby fans to and from the Welsh capital. GWR will operate […]

GWR News: Planned engineering work may affect your journey

Trains between Bath and Bristol, and between Gloucester, Cheltenham and Worcester will be affected by a programme of weekend rail improvement work this month. Network Rail plans to renew tracks and maintain tunnels linking Bath and Bristol over three successive weekends, as well as carry out drainage work in the Cheltenham area. This means no […]

New business growth units start to take shape at Newbury station

Work has started on three new business growth units as the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Newbury station continues. The units will be located on the south side of the station and help to increase employment opportunities in the town. Great Western Railway is working with West Berkshire Council and Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver […]

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 […]