Windsor & Eton Central station to be renamed Harry & Meghan Central

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Photo: GWR.
Photo: GWR.

Royal wedding fever has gripped the nation and nowhere is it being felt more than in the town of Windsor.

With more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the town, to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in the grounds of Windsor Castle, train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) is changing the name of Windsor & Eton Central station.

For one day only, the town’s railway station will become¬†Harry & Meghan Central, with signage and special window labels on train services arriving/departing from/to Slough.

GWR managing director Mark Hopwood said: “We help thousands of people each year travel to some of the biggest events in the country: Reading Festival, Glastonbury and Henley Regatta and many more.


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“This will be one of the largest ever one-day events that has taken place on our network and our aim is to ensure our customers have a great day out and enjoy what will be an international spectacle.”

As well as providing more than 60,000 chocolates and 10,000 bottles of water, GWR is putting up hundreds of metres of special bunting and, to help passengers board the Windsor shuttles safely, 2,300m of fencing will be used for queues across key stations on route.

GWR will operate to full capacity on its branch line service, with four-carriage trains running every 20 minutes, and more than 200 additional GWR staff are working across the network on the day to keep people moving.


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