- King’s Cross, Paddington and Waterloo stations record strong growth in retail sales between October-December 2016
- Rise in sales for 19th successive quarter caps great 2016 for station retailers
- Performance reflects ongoing investment in the retail offer at London stations
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
Network Rail has joined forces with regional train companies Great Western Railway (GWR) and Heathrow Express, to create a new joint supervisory board to drive improvements, in the latest stage of the companies’ commitment to working closer together to improve passenger experience.
Network Rail’s Western route is on the hunt for 43 new apprentices for its award-winning engineering apprenticeship scheme for September’s intake.
A romantic man who previously proposed to his wife at London Paddington station surprised her once again at the iconic station as she was serenaded off the train by a busker playing her favourite song.
A couple with a special attachment to Paddington Station are helping to launch an event this Friday celebrating the improvement works to one of the world’s best known railway stations.
Residents of Bath and Keynsham have been invited to a series of drop-in sessions this week to find out more about upcoming modernisation works which will pave the way for the new GWR Intercity Express Trains arriving later this year, offering more seats and more comfortable journeys for passengers.
Residents and motorists in Newbury will benefit from a new road bridge at Boundary Road which opened today after 12 months of construction, restoring an important route through the town.
Residents and passengers in Cornwall will benefit from a safer level crossing as Network Rail continues to deliver its Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail’s Orange Army worked throughout the festive period to deliver upgrades on the Great Western route and Crossrail, with 413,992 combined hours – over 47 years – contributed over 10 days of upgrade work to deliver a bigger, better railway for passengers.