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Commuters ‘Take a Seat’ with John Lewis at home

It’s not often that you see a three-seat sofa, coffee table, rug and curtains decorating a local train station, but from Monday to Wednesday last week three stations in Wiltshire will be given a little taste of ‘home’.

Funding Cuts Mean End of the Line for Swindon to Kemble Redoubling

The campaign spearheaded by Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown to secure the redoubling of the Swindon to Kemble Railway line since the Office of the Rail Regulator chose not to include the scheme in their funding priorities for 2009-2014 appears to have been ended as a result of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

The 25th Steam and Vintage Festival comes to Toddington Railway Station

The 25th Steam & Vintage Festival will be held at adjacent to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Toddington Station over the Weekend of 9th and 10th October 2010.  Gates Open at 10.00 am and a wide range of activities will be taking place on both days.

Thieves target £4000 GWR bench castings from Cheltenham Racecourse station

Organised bench thieves have spirited away at least £3,800-worth of heavy cast-iron bench ends from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Cheltenham Racecourse station.

Pete Waterman launches £1m Emergency Appeal to repair Gloucestershire Railway embankment collapse

Pete Waterman, music industry statesman and railway enthusiast, launched the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway’s (GWSR) £1 million emergency appeal on Tuesday 7th September 2010.

Funding Crisis Delays Decision on Swindon to Kemble railway line

The Railways Minister, Theresa Villiers MP, today became the fifth Government Minister to recognise the importance of the re-doubling of the Swindon-Kemble Line, but a decision has been put on hold until the Comprehensive Spending Review on the 20th October.

Over the arches to the Honeybourne Line’s future at GWR175

First time in preservation: Honeyboune Line’s trains run over the Stanway Viaduct during Great Western Railway 175th Anniversary celebration
GWR175: Saturday 29th May- Sunday 6th June 2010

Honeybourne Line train services continue despite Gotherington landslip

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway – the ‘Honeybourne Line’ – has with immediate effect, altered its steam train services following a landslip on an embankment near Gotherington. 

Honeybourne line to stage its biggest ever event for GWR 175

GWR steam: source GWRGWR steam: source GWRGloucestershire Warwickshire Railway teams up with The Railway Magazine to mark 175th anniversary of Great Western Railway
9-day event: Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June 2010

Cotswolds MP urges decisive action on Swindon to Kemble railway line

News that the estimated cost of the re-doubling of the Swindon-Kemble line has come in £7.4m over the available budget has prompted an immediate call to action from Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.

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