Network Rail has secured a budget of more than £2 billion to provide a safer and more reliable railway for passengers travelling on the south western rail network through Hampshire.
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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 has secured a budget of more than £2 billion to provide a safer and more reliable railway for passengers travelling on the south western rail network through Surrey and the surrounding areas.
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UPDATE: All lines reopen, passengers advised to check before travelling on South Western Railway network
We are sorry to passengers for the ongoing serious disruption on the South Western Railway network today.
UPDATED - DO NOT TRAVEL- Major signalling fault on South Western Main Line affecting services into London Waterloo
A major signalling fault is affecting services on the South Western Main Line with South Western Railway advising passengers not to travel and to seek alternative arrangements.
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Network Rail is advising passengers planning on travelling on the South Western Main Line this morning to check before they travel due to an issue with the signalling system between Surbiton and Woking. The fault may affect passengers travelling on the line into London Waterloo.
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Budding engineers in south west London are being encouraged to apply for Network Rail’s Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, which is now open for applications for the March 2019 intake.
Budding engineers in Hampshire are being encouraged to apply for Network Rail’s Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, which is now open for applications for the March 2019 intake.