The Modern GWR

This page has links to modern rail industry companies involved in the GWR network

 Train Operators

GWR: the mainlines form Paddington to Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance and the south west

Southwest Trains: Bristol to Weymouth

Arriva Trains Wales: all Wales railways

Cross Country Trains - Penzance to Birmingham and then links to North west and east

Chiltern Trains - Birmingham to London Marylebone and Oxford

Heathrow Express - Paddington to Heathrow

Infrastructure & Support Organisations

Network Rail

Rail Support Services - provides tamping, rescue services for derailments etc

Freight Operators

Colas Rail

Devon and Cornwall Railways

Direct Rail Services

DB Schenker Rail (UK) (formerly English Welsh & Scottish Railway)

Freightliner Group

GB Railfreight

Mendip Rail

Other organisations

ASLEF - the drivers and firemen union

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers – guards and station staff union

Office of Road and Rail – the regulatory body for all rail operations

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