Residents living in Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire are invited to find out more about a crucial upgrade of the Great Western mainline.
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
Electrification on the Great Western mainline has moved a step closer after Network Rail successfully upgraded the railway in Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett over the weekend as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan.
Passengers at Filton Abbey Wood station are being reminded that the footpath between the car park and the platforms is to close temporarily from Sunday 7 May.
Passengers planning to use the railway in May are advised to check before they travel ahead of a series of engineering works throughout the month.
Normal service has resumed at Bath Spa station this morning following 16 days of work.
Passengers heading to the London Marathon or into the capital on Sunday are advised to check before they travel as Network Rail carries out vital testing work on the Great Western mainline.
Across Britain, one person trespasses on the railway every hour, putting their lives in danger and in the South West the figures are at an all-time high.
The A3102 in Royal Wootton Bassett is set to reopen on 20 April 2017 following the reconstruction of the Bath Road bridge, paving the way for a new fleet of electric trains.
Oxfordshire residents will benefit from a safer way to cross the railway following the opening of a new footbridge near Uffington by Network Rail.
Passengers travelling to or from Bath Spa station are advised to check before they travel as Network Rail are set to start a £15m upgrade this weekend which will allow for new larger more comfortable trains to call at the station from later this year.