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

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IMPROVING THE RAILWAY IN DEVON AND CORNWALL

Friday 3 Oct 2008
Smoother and more reliable train journeys in Devon and Cornwall is the goal of vital annual planned rail improvement work to be carried out by Network Rail. Starting next week, essential track maintenance and renewals will begin on West Country branch lines.
THOUSANDS SHARE THE VISION FOR READING RAILWAY: A bird's eye view of the exhibition at Reading

THOUSANDS SHARE THE VISION FOR READING RAILWAY

Wednesday 24 Sep 2008

More than a thousand people saw the future of the railway at Reading as they joined Network Rail at its roadshow, which unveiled plans to provide a better station and more trains for passengers.

RAILWAY BRIDGES LOOK TEN YEARS YOUNGER (WEST COUNTRY): Surface paint of railway bridge corroded

RAILWAY BRIDGES LOOK TEN YEARS YOUNGER (WEST COUNTRY)

Thursday 11 Sep 2008
The South West of England have received a cash injection of more than £3.6m from Network Rail to makeover five unsightly railway bridges. These bridges, which have been blighted by graffiti, fly posters and pigeons, will be thoroughly cleaned and re-painted to bring them back to their former splendour.
£350K INITIATIVE TO FENCE-IN RAIL CRIME OFFENDERS IN THE WEST COUNTRY: No Messin Live Logo Yellow

£350K INITIATIVE TO FENCE-IN RAIL CRIME OFFENDERS IN THE WEST COUNTRY

Friday 29 Aug 2008
Network Rail is toughening its measures to tackle railway crime. It is installing over 4000 metres of fencing around the railway in the South West, to make it more difficult for trespassers or those looking to commit crimes such as vandalism or graffiti to access the railway.
NO MESSIN’ AT WESTON-SUPER-MARE: No Messin Live Logo Red

NO MESSIN’ AT WESTON-SUPER-MARE

Monday 18 Aug 2008

Calling all young contenders! So you reckon you've got skills? Well it's time to prove it! Network Rail is bringing its summer No Messin' Live! tour to town - and they're looking for young people with the bottle to try something new - whether it's DJing, cheerleading, urban dance or practising fancy footwork with Colin Nell, the famous football freestyler.