Great Western Railway (Train Operating Company) - Great Western Railway Routes - C

Great Western Railway (Train Operating Company) - C
Great Western Railway Routes
Great Western Railway operates routes west of London including those towards south west England, Gloucestershire, Hereford and South Wales.
The following is a simplified list of off-peak weekday service from the May 2023 timetables.
Great Western Railway Intercity
Great Western Railway London to South Wales
  • London Paddington to Cardiff Central   1 tph
Reading, Swindon, Bristol Parkway, Newport
  • London Paddington to Swansea   1 tph
Reading, Swindon, Bristol Parkway, Newport, Cardiff Central, Bridgend, Port Talbot Parkway, Neath
7 trains per day continue to Carmarthen, calling at Gowerton (limited), Llanelli, Pembrey & Burry Port, Kidwelly (limited) and Ferryside (limited)
On Summer Saturdays, 2 trains per day run to Pembroke Dock, calling at all stations between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock
Great Western Railway London to Bristol and Somerset
  • London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads   2 tph
Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa
1 train every 2 hours continues towards Weston-super-Mare, calling at Nailsea and Backwell, Yatton and Worle.
Great Western Railway London to Devon and Cornwall
  • London Paddington to Exeter St Davids   1tp2h
Reading, Newbury, Hungerford (irregular), Pewsey, Westbury, Castle Cary, Taunton, Tiverton Parkway (irregular)
2 trains per day continue to Paignton, calling at Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torre and Torquay
3 trains per day continue to Plymouth, calling at Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Totnes and Ivybridge
  • London Paddington to Plymouth 1tp2h
Reading, Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Totnes
Trains alternate with Penzance services to provide an hourly service to Plymouth.
During the summer months, 1 train per day continues to Newquay, calling at Saltash, St Germans, Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway and Par
  • London Paddington to Penzance   1tp2h
Reading, Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Plymouth, Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, St Erth.
Trains alternate with Plymouth services to provide an hourly service to that station.
Great Western Railway London to Oxford and The Cotswolds
  • London Paddington to Oxford   1 tph
ReadingDidcot Parkway
  • London Paddington to Great Malvern   1 tph

Reading, Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcestershire Parkway, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link

4 trains per day continue to Hereford calling at Colwall and Ledbury.
1 train terminates at Worcester Shrub Hill.
4 trains per day terminate at Worcester Foregate Street.
  • London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa   1 tph
Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Gloucester[a]
One train per day continues to Worcester Shrub Hill calling at Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.
Great Western Railway Thames Valley
Great Western Mainline
  • London Paddington to Didcot Parkway   2 tph
Slough, Maidenhead, Twyford, Reading, Tilehurst, Pangbourne, Goring & Streatley, Cholsey
Great Western Railway Reading–Taunton Line
  • London Paddington to Newbury   1 tph
Reading, Theale, Thatcham
  • Reading to Newbury   1 tph
Reading West, Theale, Aldermaston, Midgham, Thatcham, Newbury Racecourse
  • Newbury to Bedwyn   1 tph
Kintbury, Hungerford
One train runs non-stop from Newbury to Bedwyn.
Great Western Railway Greenford Branch
  • West Ealing to Greenford   2 tph
Drayton Green, Castle Bar Park, South Greenford
Great Western Railway Windsor Branch
  • Slough to Windsor & Eton Central   3 tph
Shuttle service
Great Western Railway Marlow Branch
  • Maidenhead to Marlow   1 tph
Furze Platt, Cookham, Bourne End[a]
Great Western Railway Regatta Line
  • Twyford to Henley-on-Thames   2 tph
Wargrave, Shiplake
Great Western Railway North Downs Line
  • Reading to Gatwick Airport   1 tph
Wokingham, Blackwater, North Camp, Guildford, Dorking Deepdene, Reigate, Redhill[a]
  • Reading to Redhill   1 tph
Wokingham, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Blackwater, Farnborough North, North Camp, AshGuildford, Shalford, Chilworth (1tp2h), Gomshall (1tp2h), Dorking West (1tp2h), Dorking Deepdene, Betchworth (1tp2h), Reigate
Trains either serve Chilworth and Gomshall, or Dorking West and Betchworth.
Great Western Railway Reading–Basingstoke Line
  • Reading to Basingstoke   2 tph
Reading West, Reading Green Park, Mortimer, Bramley
Great Western Railway Oxford Canal Line
  • Didcot Parkway to Oxford   2 tph
Appleford (irregular), Culham (irregular), Radley
One train every two hours extends to Banbury, calling at Tackley, Heyford and Kings Sutton.
Non-stop services between Didcot Parkway and Oxford are provided irregularly.
Lelant Saltings (1tpd), Lelant (1tp2h)[b], Carbis Bay
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Great Western Railway Overview
Great Western Railway Franchise(s):
InterCity Great Western 4 February 1996 – 31 March 2006
Greater Western 1 April 2006 – 25 June 2028
Main Region(s): Greater London, South East England, South West England, Wales
Great Western Railway Other Region(s): East MidlandsWest Midlands
Great Western Railway Fleet Size:
12 Class 43 HST Castle sets
5 Class 57 diesel locomotives for 2 Night Riviera sleeper sets
19 Class 150 Sprinter units
18 Class 158 Express Sprinter units
36 Class 165 Networker Turbo units
21 Class 166 Networker Turbo units
30 Class 387 Electrostar units
57 Class 800 IET units
36 Class 802 IET units
Great Western Railway Stations Called At: over 270
Great Western Railway Stations Operated: 198
Great Western Railway Parent Company: FirstGroup
Reporting Mark: GW
Great Western Railway Predecessor:
First Great Western Link
Wessex Trains
Great Western Railway Technical Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge
Great Western Railway Electrification:
25 kV 50 Hz AC OHLE
Great Western Railway Length: 1,323.0 mi (2,129.2 km)
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