Electric car points located at 44 First Great Western stations

Electric car plugged in Electric charging points are to be installed at First Great Western stations

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Charging points are to be located at more than 40 train stations, as part of a government initiative to encourage electric car use.

First Great Western (FGW) has been awarded £315,000 to install the devices at 44 of its 210 stations.

Stations include Bristol Temple Meads, Exeter St Davids, Newquay, Oxford, Plymouth and Reading.

The initiative is part of a £9m scheme to install charging points around the country.

FGW's Major Projects Manager Sarah McManus said: "These charging points will enable customers to take full advantage of travelling in a more sustainable way, making their journey to our stations and onwards by train."

The full list of stations where charging points are to be installed: Aldermaston, Barnstaple, Bodmin Parkway, Bourne End, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads, Charlbury, Chippenham, Cholsey, Clifton Down, Crowthorne, Didcot Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Frome, Gloucester, Goring & Streatley, Henley-on-Thames, Kemble, Liskeard, Looe, Moreton-in-Marsh, Newquay, Newton Abbot, North Camp, Oxford, Pewsey, Plymouth, Reading, Romsey, Redruth, Slough, St Austell, Taplow (East and West), Teignmouth, Theale, Tiverton Parkway, Torquay, Trowbridge, Truro, Warminster, Westbury, Yate and Yatton.

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