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

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.

NETWORK RAIL GIVES SUPPORT TO BUILD FOOTBRIDGE AT WAREHAM: Cyclists ignore warning lights at Wareham level crossing, Dorset

NETWORK RAIL GIVES SUPPORT TO BUILD FOOTBRIDGE AT WAREHAM

Friday 30 Oct 2009

Network Rail presented the option to build a brand new footbridge, complete with ramps, at a public meeting in Wareham last night. 

The company has offered to support Dorset County Council by funding part of the cost of installing a footbridge.

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FINAL ELECTRIFICATION STUDY CONFIRMS BUSINESS CASE FOR GREAT WESTERN MAIN LINE

Wednesday 28 Oct 2009

A plan to expand the electrified network that would increase capacity, improve journeys while reducing costs and carbon emissions was unveiled today in a year-long study published by Network Rail. 

The final electrification route utilisation strategy also confirms the business case for electrifying the Great Western main line, backing government’s funding decision that was announced in July.

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GRADUATE NUMBERS DOUBLE AT NETWORK RAIL (READING)

Wednesday 21 Oct 2009

More than 220 graduates have joined the Network Rail team this autumn – twice as many as last year – as the company hires the talent needed to deliver a bigger and better railway. 

Among these young guns, five will be joining the Reading office to help grow and operate a safe and reliable railway across the western route.  Some of them will also be working on developing the Reading railway re-modelling scheme.