On this page you can download PDF documents for the Strategic Business Plan 2019 – 2024 for this route. You can download both the summary and the full-length regulated version at the links below. For all information and downloads related to our Strategic Business Plan, please visit the main page.

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, maintain and operate over 900 miles of railway and manage London Paddington, Reading and Bristol Temple Meads stations.

Looking ahead

The Great Western Mainline is undergoing its most significant upgrade since it was built by Brunel over 175 years ago. Our Control Period 6 plan funds services to realise and support significant passenger benefits, particularly more services and new connections, enabled by the investment in Control Period 5.