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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

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Thames Valley pupils switch on to dangers of railway through Network Rail’s interactive school visits

Monday 20 Jun 2016
  • Network Rail staff visit local schools to educate young people on the dangers associated with the railways
  • Network Rail is upgrading the lines to support the new electric trains which will be used on the Elizabeth Line and the trains on the Great Western route.
  • The new Electric Over Head Line system which carries 25,000 volts will be turned on in 2017 across the Thames Valley.