Our Western route stretches from London Paddington to Penzance, through Bristol and up to the boundaries with Wales, Worcester and Basingstoke
The route incorporates the core stations at either end of the Great Western Mainline – London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, which we own and manage. 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
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
Network Rail unveils proposals to protect vital south west rail line bordered by steep cliffs and the sea
Proposals have today been published for a series of potential changes to a section of railway line in south Devon that is bordered by steep cliffs on one side and the sea on the other. …
Have your say on proposals to protect section of vital south west rail line bordered by steep cliffs and the sea
Views are being sought from residents, communities, businesses and rail users on a series of significant changes to a section of railway line in south Devon that is bordered by steep cliffs on one side…