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

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COTSWOLD RAIL SCHEME HITS NEW MILESTONE

Tuesday 10 Feb 2009
The Cotswold redoubling scheme, which will bring new tracks between Evesham and Charlbury, has entered the final stages of design, moving a step closer to delivering work on the ground.
DEVON RAIL IMPROVEMENT WORK COMPLETED: Engineers working with a single opened to passengers

DEVON RAIL IMPROVEMENT WORK COMPLETED

Tuesday 3 Feb 2009
Network Rail engineers have completed an intensive package of rail improvement work in Devon, prevailing over challenges posed by the victorian-era Marley tunnel and poor weather conditions.
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REDOUBLING AT AXMINSTER BEGINS

Monday 2 Feb 2009
Work has started on the £20m project to double the track at Axminster on the Waterloo - Exeter line. Engineers have started clearing three miles of railway land to make way for the new track.
£10M BRINGS RAIL IMPROVEMENT TO DEVON PASSENGERS: Railway track in Marley down tunnel will be renewed

£10M BRINGS RAIL IMPROVEMENT TO DEVON PASSENGERS

Friday 16 Jan 2009
The railway line between Exeter – Plymouth is set to become more reliable to passengers. A series of improvements will be made to six separate sections on the Devon line, starting with more than two weeks of intensive work at the Marley Tunnel, Dawlish sea cliff and Plymouth station in January.
RAIL RELIEF FOR TAUNTON SERVICES: Engineers bringing Taunton relief lines up to speed

RAIL RELIEF FOR TAUNTON SERVICES

Friday 9 Jan 2009
A £750K scheme funded by Network Rail to improve train service performance in the Taunton area is now complete. The enhancement of the relief line between Norton Fitzwarren Junction and Taunton station will improve train movements and reduce delays in the Taunton area.