Works to upgrade the railway through Avonmouth are set to take place over four weekends in December and January as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.
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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.
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Residents living near Bristol Parkway station have been invited to a drop-in event to find out more about upcoming work to prepare the Great Western Main Line for electrification as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.
Passengers and residents in Cheltenham will soon benefit from a safer, more reliable level crossing on Alstone Lane as Network Rail prepares to carry out a full renewal of the crossing’s equipment.
The government has confirmed this morning that an additional £10m in funding will be provided for Network Rail’s proposed resilience scheme to ensure long-term protection for the railway and the community between Exeter and Newton Abbot.
Following a series of detailed investigations and technical studies, Network Rail will present proposed upgrades to the railway line between Exeter and Newton Abbot to the public on Thursday (17 November), in an effort to ensure long-term protection for the railway and the community.
Network Rail’s orange army will be on site around-the-clock at Oxford station from next week to ensure that work to create a new rail link between Oxford and London via Marylebone is completed next month.
Residents in Wantage, Grove and Challow are reminded of the temporary closure of the A338 Wantage Road Bridge from 11 to 14 November as Network Rail remove the old bridge.
Passengers are being advised to plan their journey to and from London Paddington as early as possible this Christmas ahead of Network Rail’s biggest ever Christmas upgrade.