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.
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Over a tonne of litter have been removed today by a special squad led by Network Rail to clean up the Reading railway, creating a ‘golden mile’ near Reading station.
HARD HITTING LEVEL CROSSING SAFETY MESSAGE DRIVEN ACROSS EUROPE
After carrying nearly 1 billion tonnes of rail traffic for the last 150 years, the Royal Albert Bridge - one of Brunel’s greatest masterpieces – is set for a major revamp.