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Transportation Company - Great Western (TOC) - Railroad

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Company Name Great Western (TOC)
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Category Railroad
Year Founded 1996
Country United Kingdom (Details)
Source of Text Wikipedia
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Transportation Company - Great Western (TOC) - Railroad

Company History: First Greater Western Limited, trading as Great Western Railway (GWR), is a British train operating company (TOC) owned by FirstGroup that operates the Greater Western railway franchise. GWR operates long-distance inter-city services along the Great Western Main Line to and from South West England and South Wales, as well as the Night Riviera sleeper service between London and Penzance. It also provides commuter/outer-suburban services from its London terminus at Paddington to West London, the Thames Valley region including Berkshire, parts of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; and regional services throughout the West of England and South Wales to the South coast of England.

The company began operating in February 1996 as Great Western Trains, as part of the privatisation of British Rail. In December 1998 it became First Great Western after FirstGroup bought out its partners' shares in Great Western Holdings. In April 2006, First Great Western, First Great Western Link and Wessex Trains were combined into the new Greater Western franchise and brought under the First Great Western brand. The company adopted its current name and a new livery in September 2015 to coincide with the start of an extended franchise that is due to run until April 2020.

For the former namesake company that existed from 1835 to 1948, see Great Western

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Brief History:
The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-11-30 03:25:25. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-11-30 03:34:40

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