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
Residents invited to find out more about essential repairs to Waltham Road bridge in Twyford
This work is necessary for the continued safe running of the railway and will be taking place from Friday 18 October until Monday 23 December. To allow for the repairs to be carried out safely,…
Residents invited to find out more about station upgrade work ahead of Elizabeth line services commencing later this year
Details of the five sessions are below: Holiday Inn London West, in Acton – Monday 16 September 17:00 – 19:30 St Matthew’s Church in Yiewsley – Thursday 19 September 17:00 – 19:30 Hayes And Harlington…
Work set to restart on new sea wall which will help protect vital rail artery to the south west for next 100 years
The upgrade, which stopped throughout the peak summer tourism season to minimise disruption on the local community, will now continue through to its completion in spring 2020. The new sea wall is vital, not just…