GWR, Floor 6
50 Eastbourne Terrace
Great Western Railway
Company type: Public transport operator
Supporting the communities we serve
Great Western Railway recognises the importance of supporting the communities we serve and the value of transport links to businesses and local economies.
We run 9,079 services every week, calling at 276 stations. Our trains cover a total 70 million miles and carry 97 million passengers every year, providing high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train and sleeper services across the Greater Western rail franchise area.
This includes Reading, with direct services to stations on route to London, Bristol, Cardiff Devon and Cornwall and connections through to the Cotswolds and large parts of Southern England.
Almost 30,000 people a day use the station recently reopened by Her Royal Highness The Queen. The official opening marks the completion of the first major project in a series of billion pound investments that will be made in the Great Western network over the coming years.
Every day our approachable and friendly staff help to transport thousands of people to their workplaces, to important meetings, to visit friends and relatives or simply to enjoy a day out in Reading. We recognise the key role good customer service and innovation can play in that journey and we want to be able to help communities to prosper.
This is why we are proud to support Reading UK CIC.