First Great Western News
Response to planned strike action by Network Rail signallers and maintenance teams
Some Network Rail colleagues have announced that they plan to take industrial action.
Early morning train service boost for Devon and Cornwall business
A new train service proposed by First Great Western to strengthen business links between the Westcountry and London has been approved by the Department for Transport.
MP praises new service to Maidenhead
On Wednesday 4th November, MP for Maidenhead Theresa May and First Great Western Managing Director, Mark Hopwood officially launched the 1750 fast service from Paddington which now stops at Maidenhead.
Train operator all set for a world first in on-board enter-trainment
First Great Western (FGW) customers will soon be able to sit back and relax with a choice of television favourites as a world first in on-train services takes to the tracks.
£1bn to electrify 300-mile Great Western rail line
Great Western train line to be electrified… Electrification will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and will mean faster and more reliable services for millions of passengers
Network Rail welcomes Government support for wide-scale electrification programme.
NETWORK Rail has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will support a £1.1 billion rolling programme of rail electrification, starting with the Great Western main line between London, Cardiff and Swansea and the Liverpool to Manchester route.