Wales and Western news
Passengers are reminded to check before travelling to the West this August bank holiday
Wales and Western’s rail network will benefit from £9.4m worth of investment over the August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August inclusive), as 1,600 Network Rail staff will work a combined total of 17,392 hours to carry out vital upgrades to improve rail performance for passengers and freight.
Station staff prepare for Reading Festival revellers
Network Rail staff at Reading station are preparing to welcome an influx of music lovers ahead of the annual Reading Festival this weekend.
Young people from across Bristol take part in railway safety workshop and mini football tournament with the rising stars of Bristol City F.C
Earlier this summer, Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) launched a new partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFL Trust) and StreetGames to help tackle the increasing number of people risking their lives on the railway in Bristol.
South Wales passengers urged to check before they travel as electrification work continues
Network Rail is urging passengers in South Wales to plan their journeys in advance as work continues to electrify the South Wales Main Line.
Western route ready to take on the hot weather as the mercury is predicted to rise
As summer starts to hot up with high temperatures forecast this week, Network Rail’s Western route has been busy making sure that the hot weather doesn’t cause frustrations for passengers and that any potential disruption to journeys is minimised.
Tackley residents invited to view and comment on proposals for level crossing replacement
Residents living in Tackley, Oxfordshire, have been invited to share their views on the proposed plans for the replacement of a level crossing in the village, near Kidlington.
Work on vital new sea wall stops for the summer to minimise impact on tourism and community
Network Rail will stop work on a new sea wall at Dawlish, in Devon, this weekend before resuming in September as they look to minimise the impact on tourism and the community during the peak summer period.
Passengers to see transformation of rail services as modernisation of the South Wales mainline continues
In December passengers using the South Wales mainline will see a transformation of their rail services as GWR’s biggest timetable change since 1976 comes into effect.
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