First Great Western News
New Station Manager and a new future for Didcot Parkway
First Great Western is delighted to announce £2 million improvements works to Didcot Parkway Station have now started.
Government announces £4.5 billion investment in new trains
First Great Western welcomed the Government’s announcement to invest £4.5 billion in the next generation of intercity trains, which will benefit passengers travelling on the Great Western route.
First Great Western announce new trains for the north Cotswolds
First Great Western has launched new trains to operate throughout the north Cotswolds as part of the company’s commitment to deliver extra capacity and to upgrade the quality of services.
First Great Western to launch WiFi on its trains
First Great Western has announced it will trial free WiFi on trains running between Paddington and the north Cotswolds, allowing passengers to check emails and browse the internet on their own WiFi-enabled devices.
First Great Western: Government announces additional rail funding
In response to the Government’s announcement that it is to invest more than £9billion in railway upgrades across England and Wales, First Great Western Managing Director, Mark Hopwood said:
First Great Western statement on western rail access to Heathrow
Following the Government’s pledge of £500m for a western rail link to Heathrow, First Great Western Managing Director Mark Hopwood said:
First Great Western sees 47% growth in West since 2006
First Great Western Managing Director, Mark Hopwood told delegates at TravelWatch South West’s AGM on 3 March that rail passenger numbers in the west have risen by some 47 per cent since the beginning of his company’s franchise - the equivalent of six million additional journeys every year.
First Great Western orders revamp and roll-out of WiFi across 23 stations
First Great Western is enhancing 23 stations with the addition of free WiFi access.
First Great Western picks up speed with the cloud
Rail company orders revamp and roll-out of WiFi network across 23 of its stations.
First Great Western passenger survey scores continue upward trend
First Great Western’s National Passenger Survey scores have continued their year on year upward trend for the fifth year running.
First Great Western sees increased travel on London and Thames Valley services
Train operator First Great Western is seeing more people travelling on its London and Thames Valley services during the traditionally quieter period between Christmas and New Year.
First Great Western breaks Cardiff to London Train speed record
First Great Western successfully completed its attempt to break the record for the fastest train journey between Cardiff and London, completing the journey in 1hr 36min 19 sec and beating a record that stood for 23 years.