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

World first rollout for British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway: Luminate technology operating in the Thames Valley signalling Centre in Didcot

World first rollout for British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway

Thursday 13 Jul 2017

A new delay-busting Traffic Management system on the Great Western Railway will boost performance on train journeys between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Thanks to a two year contract agreed between Network Rail and the British signalling & train control specialists, Resonate, a one year trial of ‘Luminate’ Traffic Management System could see reactionary delays reduced by up to 15%.

Passengers advised to plan ahead as railway upgraded near Chippenham: Passengers travelling to or from Chippenham in July are advised to check before they travel

Passengers advised to plan ahead as railway upgraded near Chippenham

Thursday 15 Jun 2017
  • Upgrade will allow line between Chippenham and Swindon to be ready for new Intercity Express Trains which arrive later this year
  • Upgraded drainage will help make services more reliable
  • To allow the work to be completed the line will be closed for nine days
  • Buses will replace trains between Chippenham and Swindon stations