Passengers are being advised to plan their journey to and from London Paddington as early as possible this Christmas ahead of Network Rail’s biggest ever Christmas upgrade.
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 and Great Western Railway (GWR) hosted the second in a series of alliance roadshow events at Reading station on Friday, 14 October, giving passengers the chance to find out more about the ways in which the two organisations are working together to improve rail services for passengers.
Residents in Royal Wootton Bassett are reminded of temporary road diversions from Monday, 24 October while Network Rail carry out work in preparation for the arrival of a new fleet of bigger, faster and greener electric trains.
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.