Our Western route stretches from London Paddington to Penzance, through Bristol and up to the boundaries with Wales, Worcester and Basingstoke
We’ve recently renovated both of these Grade I listed stations, replacing roof glass and ironwork and improving facilities.
The main challenge for the Western route is to provide enough capacity on the railway at peak times for growing numbers of passengers to and from London, as well as Reading, Oxford, Bristol and Exeter. Demand for freight is also expected to grow.
On this page you can find out about some of the projects providing solutions as part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan.
Route director, Western
Main railway lines:
- the Great Western Mainline from London Paddington to Bristol and into South Wales.
We work closely with local communities to promote safety by the railway. Find out more on our community safety page.
Projects in Western
Alok Sharma MP welcomes development work starting to improve accessibility for Tilehurst station
The station, which serves more than half a million passengers a year, had a new footbridge installed as part of the £6billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line in 2015. Development work will now…
Network Rail to carry out vital signalling work in Bristol ahead of the introduction of more frequent services this winter
Network Rail will be working in the Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Filton areas of Bristol during the coming weekends, removing old 1960s signalling equipment and switching on and testing the new, modern signals which replace…