Preparatory work on the North Cotswold line is progressing on target, and Network Rail expects services to return to normal after the August bank holiday.
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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Let someone else do the driving this bank holiday, say rail leaders from the Welsh Assembly Government, Network Rail and Arriva Train Wales. Holiday makers are urged to leave their cars at home and enjoy a rail experience without risking long delays on the road this bank holiday.
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.
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