Great Western Trains

1996 - 1998


First Great Western

1998 - 2006

In 1998 FirstGroup bought Great Western Trains and rebranded it as First Great Western. Initially branding was in green to match existing rolling stock and branding; later the standard First Group colours were adopted.

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In 2006, the Great Western franchise merged with the Thames and Wessex franchises to become the Greater Western franchise.