Tags: GWR

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, […]

Great Western Railway extends Hitachi Rail’s maintenance contract to secure hundreds of jobs and support UK supply chain

Hitachi Rail will provide maintenance for Great Western Railway’s 36 Class 802 Intercity Express Trains for the next five years The maintenance programme will improve train availability and capacity for customers by utilising digital solutions and increasing maintenance at Laira depot in Plymouth The GWR Intercity Express Train maintenance contract supports over 500 highly-skilled depot […]

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 […]