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Network Rail’s Western route includes the Great Western Main Line and its branches, covering the route from London Paddington to Penzance, through Bristol and onto Pilning, up to the boundaries with Wales, Worcester and Basingstoke. The route operates and maintains over 900 miles of track, enabling the running of over 2,000 services a day. Train operators in the route include Great Western Railway, South West Trains, CrossCountry, Chiltern Railways, Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express.


Latest news for this region

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Railway neighbours reminded of essential work to Butts Hill Road bridge

Thursday 12 Apr 2018

Residents of Woodley in Berkshire are reminded that a temporary road closure will be in place from 14 April to 18 August in order for Network Rail to undertake essential work to Butts Hill Road Bridge. Three way traffic lights will be in operation, and will remain in place until the road is closed later in the year. Please bear with us while the road is closed and diversions are in place.

Biggest ever signalling upgrade delivered in Bristol: Bristol resignalling 2018

Biggest ever signalling upgrade delivered in Bristol

Wednesday 4 Apr 2018

Network Rail delivered their biggest ever signalling upgrade today (4 April) with the £130m work enabling GWR to deliver more frequent services to London, quicker journeys and more seats per train from 2019.

Paddington Station 24/7 returns for second series: Joe Porter

Paddington Station 24/7 returns for second series

Monday 26 Mar 2018

The behind the scenes documentary Paddington 24/7 returns for a second series on Monday 26 March at 9pm on Channel 5, with the effects of the severe weather experienced during Storm Emma and the Beast from the East featuring in the first episode.

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Rail companies together launch long-term plan to boost the West's economy by £9.45bn

Thursday 22 Mar 2018
  • The plan sets out how an improved partnership railway of the public and private sectors will secure prosperity for the region
  • It explains how commitments made by the railway working in partnership nationally – to strengthen the economy, improve journeys, boost communities and provide rewarding careers – will deliver for the West of England
  • Passenger groups and local businesses unite in support
  • Rail leaders launch plan together at Bristol Temple Meads and commit to multi-million renovation of station roof

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