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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Young people in Shrewsbury are being warned to stay away from the railway after a mini-motorcycle was thrown onto a train in the north of the town. The incident occurred at Bulls Bridge and is the latest in a series of attacks on the railway in the area.