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Rail Live 2019: GWR to run direct passenger services

Great Western Railway is to operate passenger services between Paddington and Long Marston on June 19/20 in support of Rail Live.

The special trains will call at Reading, Oxford and Honeybourne en route to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre, with an additional stop at Didcot Parkway for the first service to the event.

Subject to operational requirements, GWR plans that the first and last services will be formed of a Class 802, with the middle services to use a ‘Turbo’ diesel multiple unit.

GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood said: “We are pleased to be able to support Rail Live 2019 by making it easier for visitors to get to and from the event. This is a really important industry event which has been growing year on year, and this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than before.”

To be held at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Long Marston on June 19/20, Rail Live is expected to be attended by more than 6,000 people and 250-plus exhibitors.

Rail Live is a trade show for individuals working in the rail industry. You will need to register with a verified industry email address to attend. For more details, including the agenda, see www.raillive.org.uk



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