New figures released this morning (Tuesday, 6 January) by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) reveal that London Waterloo remains Britain’s busiest station with annual passenger numbers reaching over 99 million in one year, as Network Rail and South West Trains continue their work to boost capacity at the station by 30%.
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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London Bridge is 180 years old - Passengers invited to find out more about the fascinating history of London’s oldest station
A pop-up exhibition charting the 180-year history of London’s oldest railway station is taking place at London Bridge station this December.
Work to electrify the last London Overground route is 80% complete, a key milestone in the £133m upgrade to the railway between Gospel Oak and Barking, which will see two car diesel trains replaced with four car electric trains from 2018.
REMINDER: Rail upgrades planned over Christmas and into 2017 to deliver a bigger and more reliable railway for passengers in London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire
Passengers travelling on the railway between Norwich and London and across to Cambridge are being asked to check before they travel, particularly at weekends as complex improvement works continue over Christmas and into 2017. This work will deliver vital railway upgrades for the Crossrail programme and remove long-standing heat related speed restrictions.
A new footbridge opened by Network Rail at Gomshall station in Surrey has been officially named ‘Rosa’s Bridge’ in honour of Rosa Sigal, a local landowner who left Germany in the 1930s after she lost her job because she was Jewish, and eventually settled in England.
Passengers in Kent and South East London are reminded to check before they travel this Christmas and plan ahead for next year as Network Rail carries out essential upgrade work
With just under a month to go until Christmas, passengers are reminded to plan ahead and check before they travel this festive period and New Year as Network Rail carries out upgrades in and around London and the South East. Network Rail has also announced major improvement work taking place in August 2017 as it continues to rebuild London Bridge station as part of the Thameslink Programme.
Residents in Needham Market are invited to an event to find out more about Network Rail’s plans to close Gipsy Lane level crossing and replace it with a new walking route.
Christmas should be a time of year when everyone can enjoy themselves and have fun. But for some festive revellers it can spell danger, as new figures from Network Rail show that alcohol related incidents during the festive period across the Anglia rail network nearly doubled last year.
“My leg was stuck to the rail and I couldn’t get off”: Hampshire man appeals for the public to keep a clear head near the railway this Christmas
December may be a time of drinks after work and Christmas parties, but one man from Southampton is urging everyone to stay safe if they’re planning on using the railway this Christmas after he barely escaped with his own life when he fell onto an electrified rail.
PICTURES and VIDEO: “Just don’t take a chance” – bereaved mother’s appeal to stay safe around the railway this Christmas in Kent and Sussex
When 20-year-old Tommy Ramshaw went out one Friday evening last February, he told his mum he would see her later.
He never came home.