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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 works with Surrey school to increase take-up of female employees: Network Rail presenting to students at Ash Manor School in Surrey for International Women's Day 2017

Network Rail works with Surrey school to increase take-up of female employees

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Network Rail has kicked off its campaign to increase the number of females employed on Britain’s railways with an event at Ash Manor School in Surrey, which is designed to show teenage girls the enormous breadth of careers available in engineering and the wider railway industry.

  • Network Rail sets target of increasing female workforce to 20 percent by 2020
  • New engagement programme, ‘People Like Me’, launched to inspire young women to pursue careers in engineering

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