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

MORE JOBS FOR THE GIRLS, SAYS RAIL CHIEF (South West of England): Leading the way, Natalie Taylor from Swindon

MORE JOBS FOR THE GIRLS, SAYS RAIL CHIEF (South West of England)

Thursday 21 Jan 2010

- Network Rail launches today a campaign to attract more talented women to the company

- Only 2% of the applications to Network Rail's apprenticeship scheme since its inception in 2005 are from women

- Among this small percentage of women who have led the way is Natalie Taylor from Swindon

PASSENGERS TO GET BETTER WEEKEND AND BANK HOLIDAY TRAIN SERVICE IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND: Track installed overnight to minimise passenger disruption

PASSENGERS TO GET BETTER WEEKEND AND BANK HOLIDAY TRAIN SERVICE IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND

Wednesday 2 Dec 2009

Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), with support from Passenger Focus, today announced an initiative to further reduce the need for replacement buses at weekends and bank holidays.

The initiative will benefit passengers from Reading, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham Spa, Taunton, Weymouth, Exeter and Plymouth. 

PASSENGERS TO GET BETTER WEEKEND AND BANK HOLIDAY RAIL SERVICE IN WALES: Engineers working overnight to deliver £150m improvement to South Wales

PASSENGERS TO GET BETTER WEEKEND AND BANK HOLIDAY RAIL SERVICE IN WALES

Wednesday 2 Dec 2009

Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), with support from Passenger Focus, today announced an initiative to further reduce the need for replacement buses at weekends and bank holidays.

The initiative will benefit passengers in Wales travelling via the Great Western main line and West Coast main line (connecting services).  

BRISTOL PASSENGERS TO GET SEVEN-DAY RAILWAY: xxTilt wagon train formation

BRISTOL PASSENGERS TO GET SEVEN-DAY RAILWAY

Wednesday 2 Dec 2009

Bristol is set to significantly benefit from Network Rail’s seven-day railway vision, as the company introduces today a new initiative and technology to minimise passenger disruption.