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« on: May 01, 2020, 09:07:19 am »

Condensed from https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/train-times to provide a "sticky" topic in "Across the West". As at 1st May 2020.
Members, please follow up with changes, and I will attempt to update too as I get data.

High Speed Services

On the following long-distance routes there are one train per hour in both directions:
* between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads
* between London Paddington and Swansea
* between London Paddington and Worcester
* between London Paddington and Plymouth
Please note that services between London Paddington and Plymouth trains alternate between a stopping service in the first hour, calling at Newbury, Pewsey, Westbury and Castle Cary and a fast service between London Paddington Taunton Plymouth in the second hour.

* An hourly shuttle service runs between Penzance and Plymouth with a varying calling pattern.

* Between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa, a two-hourly shuttle runs between Swindon and Cheltenham only.

London and Thames Valley

An hourly service runs on the following routes:
* between Reading and Basingstoke
* between Didcot Parkway and Oxford
* between Reading and Redhill
* between Reading and Newbury/Bedwyn
* between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

The following branch lines operate as an hourly service:
* West Ealing Greenford
* Slough Windsor
* Maidenhead Marlow/Bourne End
* Twyford Henley-on-Thames

Bristol regional services

* An hourly service operates between Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester.

A two-hourly service operates on the following routes:
* between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour
* between Bristol and Taunton

* Swindon Melksham Westbury services run every two hours
* Westbury Weymouth, three services per day run
* Bristol Temple Meads Severn Beach line services are reduced and operate to amended times.

Devon and Cornwall

An hourly service operates on the following routes:
* between Exeter and Plymouth
* between Exmouth and Exeter
* between Exeter and Paignton
* between Plymouth and Penzance
* between Truro and Falmouth Docks
* between St Erth and St Ives
* between Barnstaple and St. James' Park

Services continue to operate with amended times:
* Plymouth Gunnislake
* Liskeard Looe
* Par Newquay

Night Riviera Sleeper service
* The Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance is not running until further notice.

Onboard services
* Pullman Dining is not available until further notice.
* not on original GWR source - all catering trollies on trains withdrawn too

GWR services not running as far as I can see(but members please confirm)
- Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester - Malvern
- Oxford - Banbury
- Cosham/Portsmouth - Brighton
- Worcester - Hereford
in most cases, alternative services with other operators are available
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