Wessex

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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

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.

Step-free access at Ascot station moves another stage closer: Ascot visualisation

Step-free access at Ascot station moves another stage closer

Monday 17 Oct 2016

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.

Apprenticeship boost as Network Rail offers 140 new opportunities: Apprentices on the learning track 001

Apprenticeship boost as Network Rail offers 140 new opportunities

Friday 14 Oct 2016
  • 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