Passengers at Wokingham and Bracknell stations will soon benefit from longer trains as Network Rail’s work to extend the station’s platforms continues.
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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.
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VIDEO and PICTURES: A better, more reliable railway: Network Rail completes Hampshire railway upgrades on time
Passengers travelling on the railway through Fareham will benefit from better, more reliable journeys from this morning thanks to a major, week-long upgrade completed on-time this weekend by Network Rail.
Passengers in Hampshire will soon benefit from a better and more reliable railway as Network Rail continues its major track renewal project at Fareham.
Passengers in Hampshire will soon benefit from a better and more reliable railway as Network Rail prepares to carry out a major track renewal project at Fareham.
Network Rail is taking the next step towards making Ascot station fully-accessible as its orange army is set to remove the existing bridge at the station over the weekend of 22 and 23 October ahead of the installation of the new footbridge by February 2017.
- Network Rail’s Advanced Apprenticeship scheme to expand by 50 per cent in 2017
- 140 new apprenticeships to be made available across the country in March 2017. Of these, 16 will be to the south and west of London, located across Clapham, Salisbury, Eastleigh and Wimbledon
- Scheme expanded to two apprentice intakes each year in March and September
Network Rail has completed its extensions of the platforms at Martins Heron station in Berkshire, part of its £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade that will see new, longer trains running between Waterloo and Reading.
Residents in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, will soon benefit from a safer railway crossing as Network Rail prepares to replace the current level crossing with a new footbridge.
Network Rail has appealed to students at Brockenhurst College to stay safe when near or using the railway, during a special safety day held at the college today (Thursday, 29 September).
Network Rail and South West Trains are today launching a campaign asking passengers to plan ahead for major changes taking place at London’s Waterloo station between 5-28 August 2017, as they continue to deliver an £800 million upgrade to the station and the railway, and the biggest investment in the London station for 80 years.