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.
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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
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.
Track and train working together to transport Royal wedding well-wishers with up to 60,000 expected to travel to Windsor by train
Final preparations are being made on the rail network with up to 60,000 passengers expected to catch a train to Windsor this Saturday to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle.
Line between Weymouth and Wareham set to re-open on Wednesday- passengers advised to check before travelling
Passengers travelling between Weymouth and Wareham are urged to check before they travel on Wednesday 16th May as Network Rail prepares to re-open the line for the start of service tomorrow morning.
Network Rail have taken over Guildford and Clapham Junction stations to support ongoing delivery of the Railway Upgrade Plan.