Passengers at London Paddington can now use the toilets for free after Network Rail removed all charges to use them.
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.
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Passengers on the north Cotswold Line are from today benefitting from extended platforms that allows passengers to board more carriages on GWR’s new fleet of Intercity Express Trains.
Passengers at Bristol Temple Meads to benefit from easier station access as new ticket barriers are officially opened
Two brand new ticket gate locations have been officially opened at Bristol Temple Meads station today (Monday 17 December) to allow for faster and easier access into and out of the station.
Cyclists who have left their bicycles at Bristol Temple Meads station for long periods of time without using them are being warned that they will be removed and given to charity if they are not moved.
- 72% of people who responded to the consultation support the potential new rail link from Reading and Slough to London Heathrow Airport
This morning (Monday 3 December) Network Rail successfully completed the installation of two new railway lines between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads – doubling the number of lines into Temple Meads from two to four.
Residents of Westbury in Wiltshire are invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday 5 December to find out more about upcoming work to renew the track at Westbury North Junction to improve safety and reliability.
- Engineers to work around the clock this holiday season to modernise the network
Local MP and councillors visit signal box as upgraded signalling is delivered in Cornwall providing benefits for passengers
A Cornwall MP and local councillors visited Roskear signal box near Camborne station on Friday 16 November to celebrate the completion of a £30million upgrade to signalling in Devon and Cornwall that will improve reliability and increase services in the south west.
Passengers in the south west are being advised to check before they travel tomorrow morning with no services running through Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon owing to expected extreme weather.