Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
 today - Santa Trip - Melksham
11/12/2018 - PEW / Broad Gauge (1)
11/12/2018 - ORR Station Usage figures out
13/12/2018 - ACoRP AGM
17/12/2018 - Removal of Severn Bridge Tolls
22/12/2018 - Christmas service changes
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
December 09, 2018, 11:25:19 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[82] 9th December 2018 - Santa, Melksham to Swindon and back
[57] MetroBus
[56] Four track for Filton Bank - ongoing discussion
[53] Tonight at Reading (01-12-2018) - Useless Staff
[43] Relettering of coaches for reservations
[41] Closure of Old Oak Common (81A) December 2018
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
No New Posts Introductions and chat
Please introduce yourself here, and chat through related subjects not covered elsewhere
3668 Posts
389 Topics
Last post by bradshaw
in Re: Network Rail Decembe...
on December 05, 2018, 07:27:53 pm
No New Posts Who's who on Western railways
It's often hard to find who's responsible for what, who's helpful and not ...
2531 Posts
238 Topics
Last post by eightonedee
in Re: Network Rail Vegetat...
on November 30, 2018, 10:11:37 pm
No New Posts Smoke and Mirrors
Tired of being passed from one person to the next and next, and back to the start?
2011 Posts
156 Topics
Last post by Dispatch Box
in Re: Trains reversing bey...
on November 16, 2018, 02:12:58 pm
No New Posts Fare's Fair
Discussion of tickets, options and pricing - a minefield that it's hard for the customer to understand
21005 Posts
1574 Topics
Last post by Clan Line
in Re: Relettering of coach...
on Today at 08:22:37 pm
No New Posts Buses and other ways to travel
There may be other options than a train. Bus, plane, ferry, car, taxi posts welcome! And mixed mode too!
8150 Posts
831 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Coming soon to a street ...
on December 07, 2018, 10:33:13 pm
No New Posts Your rights and redress
What to do if things go wrong - the connection misses or the train's too full.
1664 Posts
148 Topics
Last post by TaplowGreen
in Re: GWR’s compensation s...
on Today at 03:30:08 pm
No New Posts Across the West
General rail topics - PLEASE CHECK to see if your topic would be better on one of the other boards first!
50727 Posts
1681 Topics
Last post by didcotdean
in Re: Crossrail - The Eliz...
on Today at 11:13:58 pm
No New Posts Diary - what's happening when?
Events on the railway - and that the railway may take you to - in the Great Western area.
1978 Posts
325 Topics
Last post by Dispatch Box
in Re: 9th December 2018 - ...
on Today at 08:57:03 pm
No New Posts The Wider Picture - related rail, public and other transport issues
This board is currently being revised and split into two new boards, covering related rail, public and other transport issues which may be of interest, either within the UK (including journeys to and / or from the UK) or other such issues / incidents which occur overseas
11558 Posts
1229 Topics
Last post by martyjon
in Re: Safe use of stations...
on September 16, 2018, 07:44:19 pm
No New Posts Looking forward - 2019 to 2045
Refranchising services in the South West and South Wales, infrastructure and other changes (including wider, social and Coffee Shop)
5128 Posts
232 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: Potential new servic...
on December 05, 2018, 07:24:40 pm
No New Posts Meet the Manager
This is where we host live chat sessions (or as close as we get) with key players.
201 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by Sixty3Closure
in Re: Paddington Meet The ...
on September 06, 2018, 06:16:37 pm
No New Posts Broadcast media about railways, and other means of transport
For news of television and radio programmes with a railway / other means of transport content, and discussion of them after they've been broadcast
1522 Posts
83 Topics
Last post by Sassafras
in Re: BBC1, Points West, 1...
on December 03, 2018, 05:29:27 pm
No New Posts Other ways to travel: cycle routes, cycles, and how the railways deal with them
Pedal bikes - whether folding cycle, unicycle, bicycle or tricycle - and their interractions with the railways
517 Posts
57 Topics
Last post by Adelante_CCT
in Re: Bath's Combe Down Tw...
on July 22, 2018, 04:54:07 pm
No New Posts The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom
Related railway, infrastructure, public and other transport incidents and issues within the United Kingdom - please also post here any topics relating to journeys to or from the UK
7758 Posts
427 Topics
Last post by Dispatch Box
in Re: Railway bridges stru...
on Yesterday at 01:06:44 pm
No New Posts The Wider Picture Overseas
Related railway, infrastructure, public and other transport incidents and issues in the Republic of Ireland, Europe and elsewhere in the World, which are specific to that location
1136 Posts
147 Topics
Last post by Noggin
in Re: Cost overrun of high...
on November 27, 2018, 10:56:46 pm
No New Posts London to Reading
London, Ealing, Slough, Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading services
7880 Posts
532 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: Tonight at Reading (...
on Today at 11:24:59 pm
No New Posts London to Kennet Valley
Paddington to Theale, Midgham, Thatcham, Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford, Bedwyn, Pewsey and Westbury
1470 Posts
145 Topics
Last post by SandTEngineer
in Re: IETs to Bedwyn delay...
on December 04, 2018, 10:59:37 am
No New Posts London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury
London to Tilehurst and stations to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury
2331 Posts
181 Topics
Last post by didcotdean
in Re: Work starts on new £...
on December 04, 2018, 12:29:45 pm
No New Posts London to Swindon and Bristol
London to Swindon, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol and Weston super Mare
2323 Posts
304 Topics
Last post by IndustryInsider
in Re: Fatality at Bristol ...
on December 04, 2018, 12:36:49 am
No New Posts London to South Wales
London to Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea (Post here on other operator's services from England to Cardiff if you like)
1624 Posts
187 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Severn Tunnel closure, C...
on September 11, 2018, 03:36:39 pm
No New Posts London to the West
to and from Westbury, Taunton, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Plymouth and Cornwall (Other operators services to Exeter and Plymouth - posts welcome)
6861 Posts
451 Topics
Last post by rogerw
in Re: South West Railway D...
on Today at 01:24:16 pm
No New Posts Thames Valley Branches
Ealing to Greenford, Slough to Windsor, Maidenhead to Marlow, Twyford to Henley and Reading to Basingstoke
1169 Posts
103 Topics
Last post by JontyMort
in Re: Parlimentary train t...
on Today at 02:07:12 pm
No New Posts London to the Cotswolds
London to Moreton in Marsh, Evesham, Worcester, Malvern and Hereford
8136 Posts
472 Topics
Last post by JontyMort
in Re: Cotswold Line - 2018...
on Today at 11:23:03 pm
No New Posts North Downs Line
Reading, Wokingham, Farnborough, Guildford, Dorking, Reigate, Redhill and Gatwick
825 Posts
127 Topics
Last post by bignosemac
in Re: Poor Adhesion
on October 30, 2018, 03:48:37 pm
No New Posts TransWilts line
Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge, Westbury, Dilton Marsh, Warminster and Salisbury
5643 Posts
642 Topics
Last post by Bmblbzzz
in Re: Two Tracks Now? - th...
on Today at 03:30:39 pm
No New Posts Heart of Wessex
Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Castle Cary, Frome to Westbury, Bath and Bristol
2200 Posts
217 Topics
Last post by BandHcommuter
in Re: Timetable Posters - ...
on November 06, 2018, 05:58:13 pm
No New Posts Portsmouth to Cardiff
Including Brighton services, and Southampton, Salisbury and Trowbridge to Bath and Bristol. Also other TOC services from Portsmouth / Southampton to Salisbury
2764 Posts
338 Topics
Last post by bignosemac
in Re: 165/166s on this rou...
on November 28, 2018, 11:10:37 pm
No New Posts Bristol Commuters
From Trowbridge and Bath, from Weston and beyond, from South Wales, Cheltenham and Severn Beach into Bristol
9509 Posts
651 Topics
Last post by Western Pathfinder
in Re: Four track for Filto...
on Today at 11:20:41 pm
No New Posts To Oxford, Didcot and Reading from West
Journeys from Swindon and West thereof to Oxford, Reading and other stations outside London
355 Posts
26 Topics
Last post by Dispatch Box
in Re: A welcome to XC from...
on November 20, 2018, 07:52:02 pm
No New Posts Wales local journeys
Great Western within South Wales; also Arriva and KeolisAmey
2624 Posts
275 Topics
Last post by Adrian
in Re: Quarter of Welsh tra...
on November 24, 2018, 07:49:31 am
No New Posts Shorter journeys in Devon
From Exeter to Exmouth, Barnstaple, Torbay and Plymouth
3885 Posts
266 Topics
Last post by RichardB
in Re: Exmouth Station rede...
on November 28, 2018, 04:59:38 pm
No New Posts Plymouth and Cornwall
Journeys from Plymouth to Penzance, and Gunnislake, Looe, Newquay, Falmouth and St Ives lines.
7061 Posts
494 Topics
Last post by Cornish bobby
in Re: Train hits tree 29/1...
on December 05, 2018, 06:18:37 pm
No New Posts Swindon to Gloucester / Cheltenham
Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and onwards
1351 Posts
104 Topics
Last post by Charlie (in Gloucester)
in Re: On-train Announcemen...
on December 06, 2018, 10:28:40 pm
No New Posts South Western services
Services operated by South West Trains or First MTR from August 2017, their stations, trains, etc.
2388 Posts
246 Topics
Last post by stuving
in SWR's new Class 701 trai...
on December 07, 2018, 06:51:43 pm
No New Posts Cross Country services
Trains and routes operated by Cross Country trains
2118 Posts
127 Topics
Last post by Fourbee
in Re: Passengers trapped o...
on December 05, 2018, 12:33:49 pm
No New Posts Chiltern Railways services
For lines and services operated by Chiltern Railways
2516 Posts
95 Topics
Last post by ChrisB
in Re: Chiltern Crew Shorta...
on September 28, 2018, 10:25:33 pm
No New Posts Heathrow Express, Connect etc
Rail(ish) services to Heathrow Airport - Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect, Piccadilly line and railair buses too
427 Posts
36 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Acton Depot (LT Museum)...
on September 13, 2018, 05:42:11 pm
No New Posts Campaigns for new and improved services
A place to post about other campaigns for improved services and link to their web sites
5094 Posts
188 Topics
Last post by Tony (Formerly FT, N!)
in Re: Portishead Line reop...
on December 05, 2018, 10:57:20 pm
No New Posts News, Help and Assistance
News about this site, and an area where you can ask for help on how to use it and other online sites
2326 Posts
221 Topics
Last post by Tony (Formerly FT, N!)
in Re: Some Site Statistics
on Yesterday at 05:20:06 pm
No New Posts The Lighter Side
Games, Quizzes, Trivia, etc
19797 Posts
1462 Topics
Last post by SandTEngineer
in Re: Advent quiz 2019
on Today at 06:12:47 pm
No New Posts The West - but NOT the West's trains
An area where you can post about people and places in the West which are not train related
1059 Posts
177 Topics
Last post by grahame
in Re: Melksham remembers -...
on November 05, 2018, 09:29:22 am
No New Posts Preserved railway lines, Railtours and other rail based attractions
Railways lines and rail attractions, largely separate from the national network. Covers those saved from closure, reinstated or specially built.
2553 Posts
184 Topics
Last post by Lee
in Re: Pattern Church in fo...
on December 05, 2018, 11:48:35 am

* Great Western Coffee Shop - Info Center
Upcoming Calendar
Calendar Upcoming Events: Santa Trip - Melksham, PEW / Broad Gauge (1), ORR Station Usage figures out, ACoRP AGM, Removal of Severn Bridge Tolls, Christmas service changes
Forum Stats
Forum Stats 251207 Posts in 18105 Topics by 2279 Members. Latest Member: colin33
Latest Post: "Re: Tonight at Reading (..." ( Today at 11:24:59 pm )
View the most recent posts on the forum.
[More Stats]
Users Online
Users Online 41 Guests, 7 Users
Users active in past 15 minutes:
Western Pathfinder, grahame, stuving, martyjon, JontyMort, didcotdean, Ollie
Most Online Today: 82. Most Online Ever: 488 (December 06, 2010, 06:33:38 am)
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants