Western

Western: region-western

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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

Have your say on improving rail links to Heathrow from the West: WRLTH LOGO-3

Have your say on improving rail links to Heathrow from the West

Friday 11 May 2018
  • Local communities to help shape the final design of a potential new rail link from Reading and Slough to London Heathrow Airport
  • Final round of public consultation opens today (11 May)
  • Six week consultation includes details of the likely benefits of the new railway as well as how any construction and environmental impacts will be managed

 

Have your say on improving rail links to Heathrow from the West: WRLTH LOGO-2

Have your say on improving rail links to Heathrow from the West

Friday 4 May 2018
  • Local communities to help shape the final design of a potential new rail link from Reading and Slough to London Heathrow Airport
  • Final round of public consultation opens on 11 May
  • Six week consultation will include details of the likely benefits of the new railway as well as how any construction and environmental impacts will be managed
Paddington Station 24/7:  The perfect match – Network Rail and British Transport Police team up to help thousands of football fans travelling through London Paddington: Graeme Parker in the London Paddington control room

Paddington Station 24/7: The perfect match – Network Rail and British Transport Police team up to help thousands of football fans travelling through London Paddington

Monday 30 Apr 2018

The second series of the behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 continues on Monday 30 April, with an influx of football fans travelling through the station on their way to watch their respective teams, looked after by Network Rail station staff and over 30 police officers who have been drafted in to make sure everything runs without a hitch.

Passengers advised to check before they travel ahead of bank holiday station upgrade works at Ealing Broadway: A CGI image of what Ealing Broadway will look like when all the upgrade work is complete

Passengers advised to check before they travel ahead of bank holiday station upgrade works at Ealing Broadway

Wednesday 25 Apr 2018
  • Network Rail is upgrading Ealing Broadway station over the early May bank holiday in preparation for the Elizabeth line
  • Demolition of Platform 2/3 stairway to make way for the foundations for new passenger footbridge and lifts
  • Road closure along The Broadway from 11pm on Friday 4 May to 5am on Tuesday 8 May. TfL buses on diversion
  • Community drop-in session on Monday 30 April from 4.30pm to 7pm.
New flood alleviation scheme planned for Hele: Flooding at Cowley and Hele

New flood alleviation scheme planned for Hele

Friday 20 Apr 2018

Network Rail is planning to carry out a flood resilience project around Station Road in Hele. Flooding has been a long standing problem in the area and a scheme has been developed which will not only reduce the risk of flooding to the railway, but also to nearby homes and businesses.

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