Normal service has resumed at Bath Spa station this morning following 16 days of work.
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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.
A major programme of work to modernise the Great Western Mainline this Easter will see platforms at Bath Spa station widened in preparation for longer trains providing over a fifth more seats for passengers.
- Network Rail successfully electrifies 12 miles of railway from Maidenhead to Stockley Junction as part of the Crossrail project
- New electric infrastructure in the Thames Valley allows for the introduction of new Great Western Railway (GWR) trains in May and the Elizabeth line from 2019
- Click here to download images of the work; click here to view a short video
Residents living near Roman Road bridge in Swindon have been invited to a drop-in event to find out more about upcoming work to prepare the Great Western Main Line for electrification. This forms part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.