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

HALF OF RAIL CRIMES IN THE SOUTH WEST INVOLVED YOUNG PEOPLE: Boy enjoying sport activity at Network Rail's No Messin' event

HALF OF RAIL CRIMES IN THE SOUTH WEST INVOLVED YOUNG PEOPLE

Monday 6 Apr 2009
There were more than 500 recorded incidents of railway crime involving young people last year in the South West. Whilst overall railway crimes has dropped by about 15% from 2007 - 2008, figure shows that many young people are still putting their lives at risk.
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NORTH DEVON BRANCH LINE IMPROVED

Friday 20 Mar 2009
A series of improvement work will be carried out on the Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids route from 23 – 27 March and 30 March – 3 April.
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CHANGES TO STROUD LEVEL CROSSINGS TO DETER MISUSE

Monday 23 Feb 2009
Network Rail is stepping up its efforts to stamp out level crossing misuse at Beards Lane and Downfield, where a recent survey recorded nearly 100 incidents of misuse over a short period of two days. About 90% of the incidents reported involved young people.
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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.