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 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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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.
- Network Rail will be investing £103m in improving and upgrading the rail network over Christmas
- Passengers advised to plan ahead as upgrade work means there will be no train services from Paddington main line station between December 24 and 29.
Residents and motorists will benefit from a safer railway crossing at Ufton Nervet in Berkshire as a new bridge was opened on Friday, 16 December to replace the level crossing, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Passengers and shoppers invited to attend reindeer meet and greet and retailer giveaway at London Paddington station
- Passengers and shoppers invited to attend reindeer meet and greet and retailer giveaway at London Paddington station
- Network Rail will be investing £103m in improving and upgrading the rail network over the Christmas period
- Passengers travelling from the west are advised to plan ahead as upgrade work means Paddington will have no overground trains running between December 24 and 29 (inclusive).