Great Western News

Great Western Railway to bring The Welshman to London route

Great Western Railway to bring The Welshman to London route

24th Oct 2016 Rail News

Great Western Railway is to launch The Welshman today, one of 59 daily train services between Cardiff and London Paddington, to mark the re-opening of the Severn Tunnel. Taking the number of direct daily services from Cardiff to London Paddington back to 29 a day, the 07:28 service from Swansea will be named Y Cymro – The Welshman.

ABB on track for rail electrification

ABB on track for rail electrification

12th Apr 2014 Press Release Rail News

ABB and UK Power Networks Services have joined forces in a consortium to deliver a turnkey project for the creation of 30 new traction power substations (25-0-25 kV) for Network Rail’s Great Western Electrification Programme.

New Great Western franchise to deliver new express trains

New Great Western franchise to deliver new express trains

19th Aug 2012 Press Release Rail News

The new 15 year Great Western franchise will see passengers benefit from new express trains, additional capacity, smart card ticketing and passenger satisfaction targets as part of proposals being put forward by Rail Minister Theresa Villiers.

£1.2 billion boost for English rail and metro services

£1.2 billion boost for English rail and metro services

4th Aug 2009 Press Release Rail News

THE UK Government’s recent announcement of £1.1 billion to electrify the Great Western main line and the route between Liverpool and Manchester, via Newton-le-Willows, masked a series of announcements of rail-related plans—adding up to a further £1.2 billion—in the English regions.