Named Trains of First Great Western

For many years there have been named train services running on the railway network. First Great Western continues this tradition with names used for 18 of its services between London, the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds.

Recently we have revamped the look of our named trains and each has received its own logo - a tradition dating back to the earliest days of the railway.

Download our new leaflet that details our named trains and gives a short history behind their names.


Our Current named trains

  • The Armada
  • The Atlantic Coast Express
  • The Bristolian
  • The Capitals United
  • The Cathedrals express 
  • The Cheltenham Spa Express
  • The Cornish Riviera
  • The Cornishman
  • The Devon Express
  • The Golden Hind
  • The Mayflower
  • Merchant Venturer
  • The Night Riviera
  • The Pembroke Coast Express
  • The Red Dragon
  • The Royal Duchy
  • The St David
  • The Torbay Express