Railway Upgrade Plan update 2017 – 2018: Western

Western

The Western route stretches across the Thames Valley to Oxford, Worcestershire, the Cotswolds, South Wales, the West and South West. It encompasses some of Britain’s most important towns and cities, as well as one of Britain’s busiest rail routes, the Great Western Mainline. We own and manage over 900 miles of track; as well as London Paddington, Reading and Bristol Temple Meads stations.

The route is currently undergoing the largest period of investment and modernisation since it was built by Brunel over 175 years ago. In 2017, the Greater West Programme, delivered by Network Rail, Great Western Railway, the Department for Transport, Hitachi and Bombardier, will enable passengers to benefit from new electric services and upgraded trains across the route.

The route is currently undergoing the largest period of investment and modernisation since it was built by Brunel over 175 years ago. In 2017, the Greater West Programme, delivered by Network Rail, Great Western Railway, the Department for Transport, Hitachi and Bombardier, will enable passengers to benefit from new electric services and upgraded trains across the route.