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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Members of the public are invited to an open drop-in session on Wednesday, 7 September to learn more about the upgrade works set to take place in the Oxford area next month.
The line between Didcot and Oxford has re-opened on schedule this morning after being closed for 16 days while Network Rail carried out improvement works as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.
Rail passengers, residents, businesses and road users will benefit from added flood alleviation measures on the Dawlish Warren Road near Cockwood in Devon thanks to work carried out by Network Rail as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.