The SRA's consultation on its attempt to provide a framework for planning the best use of the lines from Paddington to the West.
This document was published in January 2005 by Strategic Rail Authority.
It was written by Strategic Rail Authority.
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 69 pages.The original document can be found here.
This document is © Strategic Rail Authority.
"I am pleased to be publishing the draft Great Western Main Line Route Utilisation Strategy for consultation. It proposes deliverable and affordable changes to train service patterns and rolling stock deployment which aim to improve performance and align services more closely with current and future levels of demand without requiring expenditure on infrastructure enhancement. It also highlights potential longer-term opportunities for change which would represent value for money should funding become available.
There have been recent improvements to both infrastructure and train services on the Great Western routes. Provision of an additional platform at Swindon in 2003 was followed in 2004 by the remodelling of Filton Junction in Bristol and the re-doubling of the line between Probus and Burngullow in Cornwall. Major changes took place to First Great Western and First Great Western Link services from 12 December 2004, designed to improve performance and capacity by applying route utilisation principles. This draft strategy builds on these important developments and looks ahead to the introduction of the Greater Western franchise in 2006 as a key opportunity to deliver further changes. Experience of the new timetables will emerge during the consultation period and will be incorporated, where necessary, into our final strategy."
5th September 2002
Consultation: Capacity Utilisation Policy
Capacity Utilisation Policy: Statement of Principles
Consultation: Great Western Main Line Route Utilisation Strategy
28th November 2005
Cross London: Route Utilisation Strategy - Draft for Consultation
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