Great Western Railway

Day of action to reinstate GWR buffet car

BBC Radio Devon

Campaigners calling for Great Western Railway to "bring back the buffet car" have been at Plymouth station.

Members of the RMT Union said the removal of the refreshment carriage from the new Intercity Express trains was a step backwards, and they were highlighting their case at the station.

RMT action
RMT

Union spokesman Mick Cash said the replacement trolley service could prove difficult for staff, particularly when trains were busy.

A petition to reinstate the buffet car has been signed by more than 1,700 people.

GWR has been asked for its response to the action.

Children have been recording safety announcements for train stations.
Primary schoolchildren have recorded safety announcements for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare stations.

Warning over Christmas rail upgrade work for travellers

BBC Spotlight

Rail guard
BBC

There will be substantial disruption for rail passengers throughout the region over the Christmas period.

With engineering work on South Western Railway, Southern and Great Western routes, some lines will see no services at all from this weekend until after New Year.

Network Rail is replacing worn out track on all the main lines into London.

Kevin Groves from Network Rail says some of the capital's stations will also be disrupted...

Warning of Christmas and New Year rail disruption