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

Update on Gipsy Lane level crossing, Needham Market: Gipsy Lane level crossing

Update on Gipsy Lane level crossing, Needham Market

Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Residents from Needham Market and representatives from Network Rail and a number of local authorities in Suffolk have formed a new group to find a long-term solution for Gipsy Lane level crossing.

Closing the gap at Vauxhall station: IMG 2626

Closing the gap at Vauxhall station

Thursday 28 May 2015

A new platform surface has reduced the step for passengers and increased safety at one of London’s busiest – and most historic - stations.

Have your say on rail industry plan for growth on routes to London Waterloo: Waterloo station aerial view 4 (October 2010)

Have your say on rail industry plan for growth on routes to London Waterloo

Friday 21 Nov 2014

Plans to make sure the railway from London Waterloo to the south and south west of England can continue to accommodate the huge growth in passenger journeys have been published by the Network Rail-South West Trains Alliance – and members of the public are being encouraged to have their say as part of a 90-day consultation period.