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RMT calls FGW Strike over safety, job losses and the new Hitachi rolling stock
First Great Western strike: Why are members striking, when is it and how long will they last? div.slideshow img {display: none;}   1 / 1     The First Great Western logo on a train. Services on some of the country's busiest routes will be...
Dawlish line hit again by 'rogue' wave
Rail link hit again as 'rogue' wave halts train at DawlishBy Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 10, 2014 By Keith Rossiter The main railway line at Dawlish is still vulnerable to storms, in spite of £35 million of repairs, the Western Morning News has...
Latest Update on Slough Fatalities
UPDATE on Slough Fatalities   Two people killed when they were hit by a train at Slough station towards the end of the morning rush hour today may have been pushed.Reports from the scene suggested the pair, who were on the platform at the time, were shoved in front of the oncoming...
FGW staff tell woman on train that she had to have a tea bag fro Health and Safety reasons.
By Wayne DaviesHealth and safety rules see woman refused cup of hot water on train21 Feb 2014 18:53  from: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/health-safety-rules-see-woman-6734086Commuting can be stressful at the best of times – but one worker claims she wasn’t even able to...
Free wi-fi on FGW
Rail firm offers commuters free wi-fi on trainsBy Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 11, 2013Free wi-fi will be available on First Great Western (FGW) services in the region, the company has announced.The roll-out on board the high speed train fleet and the Night Riviera...
Rail workers take to Swindon streets to protest against low pay and zero hours contracts
 Rail workers take to Swindon streets to protest against low pay and zero hours contracts7:00am Saturday 9th November 2013 in News By Beren Cross  from:...
First Great Western "Plays Del Boy" on Advance Fares
The row over backdoor rail fare rises grew today when First Great Western was accused of "misleading" passengers over online cheaper offers.The TSSA rail union made the complaint just a day after revealing that the firm dubbed "Worst Great Western" had increased its advance fares sold through its...
Great Western franchise: Rail firms start legal action
 8 March 2013 from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21704682Great Western franchise: Rail firms start legal action By Richard Westcott BBC transport correspondent  The Great Western franchise is currently run by FirstGroupFour train companies have started legal proceedings...
First Great Western pay Airline to train rail staff in customer service
Rail staff get airline training .Thursday, February 21, 2013 Western Morning NewsFlybe has announced that its training academy is set to deliver a specially designed customer service training course to more than 1,000 First Great Western rail employees over the next nine months. A...
Department for Transport scraps Great Western rail franchise competition
from: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/31/uk-firstgroup-idUKBRE90U09W20130131Department for Transport scraps Great Western rail franchise competitionLONDON | Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:07am GMT (Reuters) - Department for Transport (DfT) on Thursday scrapped the bidding competition for the Great...

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