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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

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Network Rail appoints new route managing director for Wessex

Thursday 4 Aug 2016

Network Rail has appointed Becky Lumlock as route managing director for Wessex, one of the busiest routes on the rail network which includes Britain’s busiest railway station, Waterloo, and the major commuter area to the south and west of London.

Residents invited to learn about proposals for Eastleigh level crossing: Chandler's Ford Level Crossing (3)

Residents invited to learn about proposals for Eastleigh level crossing

Monday 25 Jul 2016

Network Rail is inviting residents to a drop-in session to find out more about proposals to close and replace Chandler’s Ford level crossing in Eastleigh with a stepped footbridge as part of the organisation’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers and businesses.