Passengers are advised to check before travelling on Thursday as gale force winds from Storm Doris have prompted Network Rail to put speed restrictions in place in the South East of England. As a result, there will be changes to some Southern, Southeastern and Gatwick Express services.
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A railway bridge over Cheriton Road in Folkestone will be replaced with a modern alternative after a plan to re-furbish and strengthen the 160-year-old structure had to be changed.
A new accessible footbridge opening later this month over the railway in Tovil, Maidstone will make crossing the tracks safer and easier for local people and means an outdated footpath level crossing can be closed for good.
Network Rail engineers are working round-the-clock to rebuild a stretch of railway near Lewisham damaged by a derailed freight train on Tuesday.
Southeastern passengers advised of changes for the rest of the week as extensive repairs needed following Lewisham freight train derailment
Changes to Southeastern train services will remain in place for the rest of the week after Network Rail engineers uncovered extensive damage to the railway following yesterday’s freight train partial derailment in Lewisham.
UPDATE and VIDEO: Southeastern passengers urged to check before travelling as recovery continues following Lewisham freight train derailment
Southeastern passengers are being advised to check before travelling after two wagons of a 1km-long freight train derailed at Lewisham. Train services across the network continue to be disrupted and changes to services will remain in place throughout tomorrow (Wednesday) as the recovery efforts continue.
Network Rail has begun work to build a permanent footbridge with lifts at Ham Street station, near Ashford in Kent, in order to improve access for everyone who uses the station.
A third of a tonne of clay, thought to be 54 million years old, has been un-earthed from beneath London Bridge station and turned into art inspired by the rail network and the station that is used by 54 million passengers each year.
PICTURES and VIDEO: New track comes into use after another busy Christmas for Network Rail in the south east
Passengers have been thanked for their patience after a busy programme of improvement work took place across the south east over the last two weeks.