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TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley
TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley

TfL style contactless payments extended to Windsor and Henley

TfL style contactless touchpoints are arriving at Windsor and Eton station as contactless payments for train tickets, already valid on GWR and TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Reading are being extended onto the Henley and Windsor branch lines.

Mar
29
Ex-London Underground trains to be tested on the Greenford branch line
Ex-London Underground trains to be tested on the Greenford branch line

Ex-London Underground trains to be tested on the Greenford branch line

A mainline rail line in West London will take part in a trial later this year, replacing its existing fleet of diesel trains with former London Underground trains that have been converted to run on batteries.

Feb
15
West Drayton station gets step-free access and larger ticket hall
West Drayton station gets step-free access and larger ticket hall

West Drayton station gets step-free access and larger ticket hall

The latest of the stations to be upgraded ahead of the Elizabeth line opening has been completed, to the west of London at West Drayton.

Jul
21
2021
Captain Tom Moore gets a train named after him
Captain Tom Moore gets a train named after him

Captain Tom Moore gets a train named after him

Great Western Railway (GWR) has named a train in honour of the veteran who has raised more than £29 million for the NHS to mark his 100th birthday.

Apr
29
2020
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions

Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions

Two train companies, GWR and Southeastern have had their franchises extended after the government made a direct award contract to the two operators.

Mar
30
2020
GWR offering train tickets from just £5
GWR offering train tickets from just £5

GWR offering train tickets from just £5

GWR is offering a January sale with train tickets from as little as £5, for travel between 23rd January and 3rd April 2020.

Jan
17
2020
Train speed record set between London and Bristol
Train speed record set between London and Bristol

Train speed record set between London and Bristol

A new modern speed record has been set for a train running between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington of just 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Sep
30
2019
Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary
Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they’re having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Apr
24
2019
Tickets Alert: Ride the last ever passenger Intercity125 out of Paddington
Tickets Alert: Ride the last ever passenger Intercity125 out of Paddington

Tickets Alert: Ride the last ever passenger Intercity125 out of Paddington

Next month, the last ever passenger service HST will leave Paddington, and you can be on board.

Apr
17
2019
GWR offering Intercity 125 train window signs for sale
GWR offering Intercity 125 train window signs for sale

GWR offering Intercity 125 train window signs for sale

Here's an odd thing for sale, and hence, for some people, utterly desirable -- boxes of unused destination labels used on Intercity 125 trains.

Apr
17
2019
Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary
Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they're having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Apr
03
2019
Cheap train tickets released by GWR
Cheap train tickets released by GWR

Cheap train tickets released by GWR

Great Western Railway (GWR) is releasing 200,000 low(er) cost train tickets for journeys taking place between 21 January 2018 and 28 March 2018.

Jan
05
2018
The delights of the railways at the Old Oak Common Open Day
The delights of the railways at the Old Oak Common Open Day

The delights of the railways at the Old Oak Common Open Day

Over the past few days a steady stream of curious locomotives have been seen on the railways heading towards London. Coming together to mourn the passing of a mighty railway depot.

Sep
02
2017
Last chance to book – Old Oak Common railway depot’s open day is this Saturday
Last chance to book – Old Oak Common railway depot’s open day is this Saturday

Last chance to book – Old Oak Common railway depot’s open day is this Saturday

This Saturday (2nd Sept) will be a rare chance to go onto the site of one of London's larger railway depots, to mark its eleventy-first birthday.

Aug
28
2017
Tickets Alert: Old Oak Common railway depot open day
Tickets Alert: Old Oak Common railway depot open day

Tickets Alert: Old Oak Common railway depot open day

This coming September will be a very rare chance to go onto the site of one of London's larger railway depots, to mark its eleventy-first birthday.

May
09
2017
Trips in a rare steam train along a rarely used railway line
Trips in a rare steam train along a rarely used railway line

Trips in a rare steam train along a rarely used railway line

Imagine a steam train without a locomotive -- one where there is seemingly no form of propulsion save the telltale hint of a wisp of steam from the roof.

Aug
12
2014