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

Paddington Station 24/7 returns for second series: Joe Porter

Paddington Station 24/7 returns for second series

Monday 26 Mar 2018

The behind the scenes documentary Paddington 24/7 returns for a second series on Monday 26 March at 9pm on Channel 5, with the effects of the severe weather experienced during Storm Emma and the Beast from the East featuring in the first episode.

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Rail companies together launch long-term plan to boost the West's economy by £9.45bn

Thursday 22 Mar 2018
  • The plan sets out how an improved partnership railway of the public and private sectors will secure prosperity for the region
  • It explains how commitments made by the railway working in partnership nationally – to strengthen the economy, improve journeys, boost communities and provide rewarding careers – will deliver for the West of England
  • Passenger groups and local businesses unite in support
  • Rail leaders launch plan together at Bristol Temple Meads and commit to multi-million renovation of station roof
Network Rail Logo

Rail companies together launch long-term plan to boost the West's economy by £9.45bn

Thursday 22 Mar 2018
  • The plan sets out how an improved partnership railway of the public and private sectors will secure prosperity for the region
  • It explains how commitments made by the railway working in partnership nationally – to strengthen the economy, improve journeys, boost communities and provide rewarding careers – will deliver for the West of England
  • Passenger groups and local businesses unite in support
  • Rail leaders launch plan together at Bristol Temple Meads and commit to multi-million renovation of station roof
Network Rail Logo

Rail companies together launch long-term plan to boost the West's economy by £9.45bn

Thursday 22 Mar 2018
  • The plan sets out how an improved partnership railway of the public and private sectors will secure prosperity for the region
  • It explains how commitments made by the railway working in partnership nationally – to strengthen the economy, improve journeys, boost communities and provide rewarding careers – will deliver for the West of England
  • Passenger groups and local businesses unite in support
  • Rail leaders launch plan together at Bristol Temple Meads and commit to multi-million renovation of station roof
Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the Thames Valley and Oxfordshire: Signalling gantry near London Paddington

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the Thames Valley and Oxfordshire

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
  • Proposed £2bn+ plan to maintain and improve the railway in the Western region between 2019 and 2024
  • Plans include supporting an additional 140,000 more trains per year from 2019 and working ever more closely with operators to improve reliability across the route by more than 11%
  • Target of 6% efficiency, creating potential savings of over £100m
Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the South West: Raising the sea wall to protect the railway at Dawlish

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the South West

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
  • Proposed £2bn+ plan to maintain and improve the railway in the Western region between 2019 and 2024
  • Plans include supporting an additional 140,000 more trains per year from 2019 and working ever more closely with operators to improve reliability across the route by more than 11%
  • Target of 6% efficiency, creating potential savings of over £100m
Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the West of England: Cross Country train at Bristol Temple Meads

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the West of England

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
  • Proposed £2bn+ plan to maintain and improve the railway in the Western region between 2019 and 2024
  • Plans include supporting an additional 140,000 more trains per year from 2019 and working ever more closely with operators to improve reliability across the route by more than 11%
  • Target of 6% efficiency, creating potential savings of over £100m
Love is in the air at London Paddington: Love Paddington will take place on 14 February

Love is in the air at London Paddington

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

A special Valentine’s Day event will take place at Paddington station on Wednesday, 14 February to celebrate improvements to Brunel’s iconic station, as well as the £7.5bn route modernisation that will transform journeys across the West, and provide thousands more seats to and from London Paddington.

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