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
Residents in Cornwall will be able to enjoy the benefits of an upgrade to the Saveock bridge in Chacewater from Friday.
Passengers using Reading station are invited to find out more about how the Network Rail and Great Western Railway (GWR) alliance is improving their travelling experience at an event on Friday, 14 October.
Chipping Sodbury residents invited to learn more about bridge enhancements as part of railway upgrade
Chipping Sodbury residents have been invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about proposals for traffic calming measures at Dodington Road bridge, as part of plans to upgrade the railway.
Swindon residents have been invited to a drop-in event to find out more about upcoming work to prepare the Great Western Main Line for electrification as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.
New figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that more than a fifth (21%) of people in Bristol have reported a near miss or accident when using their mobile phone around the transport network.
Passengers benefit from improved access at Goring & Streatley railway station as new footbridge and lifts open
Passengers travelling to and from Goring & Streatley station will benefit from improved access as a new footbridge and lifts were officially opened by Network Rail on Monday, 26 September, as part of the company’s Railway Upgrade Plan.