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.
Network Rail South East Route manages the 2,000 miles of railway from London Victoria, Charing Cross, London Bridge, St Pancras and Cannon Street into South London, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey. A quarter of all the trains in the country run on our route, with more than 5,100 services every weekday (1.8m in total last year). More than 510m people travel with us every year and we employ more than 3,000 staff to keep them moving. Train operators in the region are Southeastern, Govia Thameslink Railway, Eurostar and London Overground Rail Operations Ltd (LOROL).
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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.
A Rayleigh woman who has worked in the rail industry for over 50 years has been awarded an MBE for services to Transport in the East of England.
In the biggest single engineering operation ever mounted by Network Rail for the Crossrail project, major works were completed to the existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex with over 4,000 workers delivering improvements over Christmas
Major progress was made over Christmas at the site of the new Cambridge North station, which is now 80% complete, to get it ready for its opening in May this year as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
A long-standing speed restriction in place on the railway between Shenfield, Essex and Seven Kings, London during the summer can now be lifted, following completion of important railway improvement works over Christmas, benefiting all passengers travelling between Norwich and London.
Network Rail has completed another £4.5 million slice of the £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade on time over Christmas, which will boost capacity at Waterloo by 30% by December 2018.
While most people were tucking into their turkey Christmas dinner, Network Rail’s orange army spent this Christmas renewing a railway bridge in Bramley, Hampshire, as part of its multimillion pound Christmas upgrade programme.
Network Rail and South West Trains have teamed up with St John Ambulance to ask passengers to stay safe near the railway, at an awareness day held at London Waterloo on Thursday, 22 December.