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About us

Brunel built the Great Western Railway 150 years ago. And trains are just as important today.

Just as Brunel did, we want to set new standards and transform the way our customers think about rail travel. We’re bringing back his ideals to deliver a 21st century railway we can all be proud of.

Modernising GWR

With the help of our partners at Network Rail, billions of pounds are being spent transforming the Great Western Mainline.

Key routes are being electrified. Stations are being modernised. And we're working on one of the biggest fleet upgrades in the country. Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Our largest ever investment in new and upgraded trains
  • 9,600 more seats across our network every day by 2018
  • More direct trains for Devon and Cornwall
  • Faster services between London and Oxford, South Wales, Bristol and the South West
  • £50 million invested in better customer information, CCTV and car parking at our stations
  • A £2.2 million fund to support service and station development in areas of social need.

Meet some of the First Family at GWR

  • I thoroughly enjoy working on my own as I can deal with customers in my own way and know that I've helped them to deal with their situation.

    Paige Conductor
  • The career prospects at GWR are very good. So within the role now you can develop that role to Train Manager, Guards Manager or you can diversify and go for a different role.

    Lisa Conductor
  • The best thing for me is the flexibility. We've got a good work/life balance with GWR and great benefits like free rail travel.

    Dan Train Driver
  • Ben

    When you're out on the train, you are the face of the company and it helps you engage with the customers. Guards Manager
  • The best thing about working for GWR is that I'm working for a company that invests in the future of its employees as well as the future of rail travel.

    Ally Customer Host

GWR currently have 20 vacancies

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