Latest updates on GWR long distance rail services

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Hitachi investigations continue and they are working hard to put remedial plans in place.  For now however, it is clear that GWR will operate without the vast majority of Intercity Express Trains on Monday 10 May. 


Advice therefore remains not to travel on GWR long distance routes.  Refunds can be claimed through, or tickets can be used for travel on services later this week or at the weekend. 


Local, branch and regional services are unaffected. 


GWR are working on options that will help to operate a limited long distance timetable.  It will be much reduced, but they are looking at every option to see what can be done to keep customers moving.


This includes looking at trains that might be available and can be moved from other parts of the country, including Charter trains, using buses for some journeys, agreeing ticket acceptance on other train services and making the best use of our other fleets including extending the use of our Thames Valley electric fleet to Swindon.


Details of the revised timetable will be entered into journey planners by Network Rail and should be in place from midnight on 9 May, and they will also provide updates on

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