Completion of bridge work marks milestone in the project to double the number of tracks into Bristol Temple Meads
Network Rail completed work to strengthen St Mark’s road bridge in Bristol last month, as part of the project to double the number of railway lines between Bristol Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood stations. The tracks are being doubled to enable an increase in trains from 2019 to help meet growing demand.
Paddington Station 24/7 – Railway staff prepare for the summer as temperatures begin to soar
The second series of behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 continues on Monday 24 September as temperatures soar during a heat wave across the Western route.
Paddington Station 24/7 – Trains put on hold as man runs a mile along track after ducking ticket gates
The second series of the behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 continues on Monday 17 September, as trains in and out of the station are put on hold when a trespasser is seen running along the tracks.
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.
Residents are invited to find out more about the final stages of electrification work near Bristol Parkway
Network Rail will be holding a drop-in event to answer any questions residents may have about the electrification of the line between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway at a drop-in event at Stoke Gifford.
Team Orange complete major section of Reading to Newbury electrification on time
The railway line through Newbury reopened as planned this morning (Monday 6 August) following a three-week closure to allow Team Orange to install wiring to prepare the line for electrification.
Life-saving campaign launched as the number of teenagers accessing the railway in the west reaches a four year high
Alarming new figures show that the number of young people taking risks on the railway tracks between Paddington and Penzance has more than doubled over the last four years, with over 200 reported incidents involving young people having been reported in the region since 2017.
Work to safeguard vital railway ‘artery’ to the South West moves to next phase this summer
- Detailed studies are nearing completion and design of possible solutions set to commence
- Community engagement to start in autumn
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