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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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.
Newbury residents have been invited to a drop-in event to learn more about Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to prepare the railway for the arrival of a new fleet of bigger, faster and greener electric trains.
Royal Wootton Bassett residents are invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about the next steps to prepare three bridges in the town for the arrival of a new fleet of electric trains as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.
Plans for the Western Rail Link to Heathrow project have been well received by stakeholders, passengers and the business community, according to a recent consultation by Network Rail.
Praise has been heaped on former Network Rail employee by NHS after organ donation saves lives