We are pleased to announce that FirstGroup and the Department for Transport (DfT) have signed a new Direct Award to continue operating GWR from today (1 April 2020).

This will run for three years, with the option for the government to add a further year and will run concurrently with the six months Emergency Measures Agreement now in place with the DfT.


The new franchise will allow GWR to build on the radical changes they have made over the last ten years. For more information, please go to – GOV-UK/News

We look forward to continue working with GWR to assist in the investment of our stations, services and in our communities.