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

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the Thames Valley and Oxfordshire: Signalling gantry near London Paddington

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the Thames Valley and Oxfordshire

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
  • Proposed £2bn+ plan to maintain and improve the railway in the Western region between 2019 and 2024
  • Plans include supporting an additional 140,000 more trains per year from 2019 and working ever more closely with operators to improve reliability across the route by more than 11%
  • Target of 6% efficiency, creating potential savings of over £100m
Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the South West: Raising the sea wall to protect the railway at Dawlish

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the South West

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
  • Proposed £2bn+ plan to maintain and improve the railway in the Western region between 2019 and 2024
  • Plans include supporting an additional 140,000 more trains per year from 2019 and working ever more closely with operators to improve reliability across the route by more than 11%
  • Target of 6% efficiency, creating potential savings of over £100m
Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the West of England: Cross Country train at Bristol Temple Meads

Network Rail’s Western route reveals five year £multi-billion plan to improve the railway and increase services in the West of England

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018
  • Proposed £2bn+ plan to maintain and improve the railway in the Western region between 2019 and 2024
  • Plans include supporting an additional 140,000 more trains per year from 2019 and working ever more closely with operators to improve reliability across the route by more than 11%
  • Target of 6% efficiency, creating potential savings of over £100m
Love is in the air at London Paddington: Love Paddington will take place on 14 February

Love is in the air at London Paddington

Tuesday 13 Feb 2018

A special Valentine’s Day event will take place at Paddington station on Wednesday, 14 February to celebrate improvements to Brunel’s iconic station, as well as the £7.5bn route modernisation that will transform journeys across the West, and provide thousands more seats to and from London Paddington.

Passengers urged to plan their journeys ahead of bumper Christmas upgrade: The upgrade work will impact on services heading towards Paddington

Passengers urged to plan their journeys ahead of bumper Christmas upgrade

Monday 18 Dec 2017
  • Network Rail will be investing £160m in improving and upgrading the rail network over the Christmas period including largest ever signal data upgrade at Paddington.
  • Passengers travelling from the west are advised to plan ahead as upgrade work means Paddington will have no train services running between December 24 and 27 inclusive (London underground services are unaffected)
  • A reduced service to and from London Paddington will then be in operation from 28 December to 1 January inclusive