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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
Network Rail is to investigate the options for improving train services on the Cotswold Line between Oxford and Worcester. This announcement follows a series of meetings with stakeholders and regional MPs this week.
Date: Thursday 15 February 2007 Time: 11am Location: Fairwater Freight Yard, Silk Mills Lane, Taunton, TA2 6BJ (directions available on request) Event: Opportunity to view Network Rail’s new £1.7 million West of England High Output operations base, view the High Output systems worth over £50 million and speak to the High Output project team Contact: Kirsty Anderson, Media Relations Manager, 01793 515267/ 07717 737231