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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

World class photography arrives at Waterloo: LPOTY2016 Francis Taylor - Network Rail Award Winner

World class photography arrives at Waterloo

Monday 21 Nov 2016

Network Rail continues its support for the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with the opening of an exhibition of the best entries from 2016 launching at London Waterloo station this evening (Monday 21 November).

Access for all at Whitton following £5 million upgrade: Becky Lumlock, route managing director at Network Rail, officially opens the new footbridge at Whitton station alongside Dr Tania Mathias MP and representatives from Richmond Borough Council, the RFU and South West Trains

Access for all at Whitton following £5 million upgrade

Monday 21 Nov 2016

Passengers using Whitton station will now benefit from £5 million worth of upgrades at their station, after Network Rail’s route managing director, Becky Lumlock, officially marked the completion of the final phase of the upgrade – a new, fully-accessible footbridge – alongside MP for Twickenham, Dr Tania Mathias, and representatives from Richmond Borough Council, the  Rugby Football Union and South West Trains.