Network Rail will begin work to extend the platforms at Martins Heron station on Sunday (19 June), allowing longer trains to call at the station as part of the organisation’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
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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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Network Rail is reminding passengers in Aldershot to check before they travel over the weekend of 25 and 26 June while it replaces a 120 year old bridge over Aldershot High Street as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.
Over two weeks this summer, Network Rail is spending £6m to address the recurring issue of flooding on the line between Fulwell and Shepperton, particularly at the Fulwell Tunnel, as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.
Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive are being urged to keep off the tracks and enjoy a safe day out when the recently renovated engine begins tours of the south east from London next week.
State-of-the-art safety equipment has been installed at the White Hart Lane level crossing by Network Rail and Richmond Council. The aim is to reduce the high levels of dangerous misuse which is currently taking place.
Rail passengers can look forward to better journeys as Network Rail’s work to improve and upgrade the railway continues over the spring bank holiday weekend (28-30 May).
Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman are being urged to keep off the tracks and enjoy a safe day out when the recently renovated locomotive begins tours of the south and west from London next week.
Essential work to upgrade a railway bridge in Aldershot will see the high street closed for three weeks over the next three months.
A new railway bridge over Aldershot High Street is to be painted blue and red by Network Rail engineers in a nod to the town’s historic army garrison and football club.
The railway line between Farnham and Alton has been re-opened earlier than anticipated thanks to round-the-clock working by Network Rail’s orange army, during another busy Bank Holiday weekend for its railway engineers.