More than 22 million people a year are benefiting from a multi-million upgrade that finished six months early and will help give passengers better journeys.
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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
Life-saving campaign launched as new figures reveal railway trespass on the south western rail network has more than doubled in five years
Alarming new figures reveal the number of people trespassing on the railway has more than doubled across the south western rail network in the last five years.
Matt Damon, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Sir Roger Moore and Don Buckley - a station worker veteran with 65-years’ service - make up just a small part of Waterloo's rich 170-year-old history
Network Rail has released a compilation of deliberate misuse at Poole High Street level crossing as it was revealed that more than a third of all incidents³ at level crossings in the county happen there.
Services resumed as normal this morning between Guildford and Haslemere after Network Rail installed a new road bridge in Compton near Guildford as part of a £2 million investment.
Young people in Christchurch are putting themselves at serious risk of being killed or seriously injured on the railway with repeated recent reports of groups jumping into the River Stour from a railway bridge.
Passengers reminded to check before travelling over bank holiday weekend as Network Rail delivers £2 million investment
Rail passengers planning to travel over the forthcoming bank holiday weekend are reminded to check journeys before travelling as Network Rail replaces a bridge over the railway in Compton near Guildford, as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
South Western Railway network safely transports thousands of well-wishers between Waterloo and Windsor for Royal wedding
More than 45,000 journeys were safely made between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside on Saturday as the nation celebrated the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Resilience work begins as Network Rail invests £9.5 million to provide a better railway for Devon passengers
Work to install a £9.5 million flood defence scheme to protect the railway line between Exeter and Salisbury began this morning.
Passengers are able to travel by train between Weymouth and Wareham this morning following over-running track renewal work caused by the failure of an engineering train.