Children from two local schools joined representatives from Network Rail and Richmond Council to open the borough’s newest footbridge over White Hart Lane level crossing.
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The Wessex Route is one of the busiest and most congested routes on the rail network. With 1,300 miles of track and over 200 stations, it includes the major commuter area of south west London as well as providing long distance services from Waterloo to the south and south-west of England, including all or part of the counties of Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Wessex contains some of the most densely trafficked railway lines in the country and is vital in supporting long distance traffic to and from other regions on its main lines. Significant urban areas on the route include Aldershot, Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Guildford, Woking and Basingstoke. The network carries passenger services and significant volumes of freight traffic, linking Southampton Port and Airport with the Midlands and North of England, and is used by a number of operating companies.
Latest news for this region
Network Rail has today published final plans to put passengers at the heart of an investment of more than £2 billion across the Wessex route – covering all services out of London Waterloo station and freight services out of the Port of Southampton - over the next five years.
South Western Railway passengers advised to check before travelling this Saturday due to severe weather
Passengers travelling on South Western Railway tomorrow (Saturday 16th March) are advised to check their journeys before travelling as a blanket 50mph speed restriction will be imposed across the network from 10am until 9pm owing to the forecasted severe weather.
Network Rail working with Land Sheriffs to tackle incidents responsible for 5,000 hours of passenger delays in the last year
Network Rail have teamed up with security experts Land Sheriffs to reduce incidents which can cause delays on the railway and bring better, more reliable services for South Western Railway passengers.
Britain’s busiest railway station putting passengers first with better travel advice and new uniforms for station staff
Passengers at London Waterloo station, which handles almost 100 million journeys each year, are now benefitting from more up to date, real time travel advice as station staff have been issued with mobile technology to help them better guide people on their journeys.
The public toilets at the busiest railway station in the country are free to use from today, as Network Rail continues to put passengers first.
With half-term beginning for most of the region today, Network Rail is urging young people to stay safe by staying off the railway.
South Western Railway passengers advised to check before they travel tomorrow morning, due to snow and freezing conditions
Rail passengers on the South Western Railway network are being advised to check before they travel tomorrow morning, with overnight snow and freezing conditions forecast across the route.
Network Rail’s seasonal fleet of ice-busting trains are rolling out across the South Western Railway route to help keep passengers moving during the cold weather.
Network Rail’s ‘team orange’ complete Christmas railway upgrades to benefit South Western Railway passengers
Network Rail’s ‘team orange’ have successfully carried out a number of upgrades over the festive period to provide a better, more reliable train service for passengers on the south western rail network.