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New name...old problems?

Great Western Railways first rush hour got off to a bad start this morning with delays for tens of thousands of Thames Valley passengers.

A broken down train means many services are currently delayed by half an hour. The company's trains are some of the most crowded in the country.

The company changed its name form First Great Western to the Great Western Railway yesterday as part of a new Government contract to operate services.

A broken down train on the mainline from Reading to Paddigton at Ealing Broadway is blamed.

GWR is promising half a billion pounds with of extra investment to improve services with stations improved and new faster trains.

Rail commuters facing disruption in Dorset

Rail commuters in Dorset are being warned of disruption today as work to improve signalling continues. The forty million pound project includes new track and improvements to infrastructure.

As a result, on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th May, there will be no trains between Poole and Dorchester South. Replacement bus services will run between Poole and Weymouth, supplemented by a shuttle train service between Dorchester South and Weymouth.

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May, the lines between Bournemouth and Dorchester South will be closed. Bus services will run between Bournemouth and Weymouth, supplemented by a shuttle train service between Dorchester South and Weymouth.