Network Rail continues its support for the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with the opening of an exhibition of the best entries from 2016 launching at London Waterloo station this evening (Monday 21 November).
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).
Latest news for this region
Passengers using Whitton station will now benefit from £5 million worth of upgrades at their station, after Network Rail’s route managing director, Becky Lumlock, officially marked the completion of the final phase of the upgrade – a new, fully-accessible footbridge – alongside MP for Twickenham, Dr Tania Mathias, and representatives from Richmond Borough Council, the Rugby Football Union and South West Trains.
One of the final stages of the massive improvement scheme in Rochester comes to a close this December 3 and 4.
New jobs and skills for over 250 Londoners thanks to Network Rail and Thameslink Programme railway upgrade
- Over 250 people provided with new jobs or skills
- 91 jobs for Southwark jobseekers
- 85 apprenticeships provided for people from Greater London
- 12 NVQs and 72 short courses achieved by unemployed Southwark residents
- Career advice provided to young people and jobseekers at more than 32 events
Network Rail is advising passengers to the south and west of London to plan their journeys as early as possible this Christmas. This is ahead of a programme of upgrade work taking place on the country’s rail network over the Christmas period.
Representatives from the Western Front Association, Network Rail, Southern, The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women, The Sea Cadets Corps and many other organisations gathered at London Victoria station last night (Thursday, November 10) to pay tribute to the Unknown Warrior.
From Monday, 28 November, motorists in Oulton Broad North will wait for shorter periods of time at the level crossing on Bridge Road, when work is completed to move a critical signal on the railway.
Work is well under way to create a new footbridge at Trinity Lane level crossing, Waltham Cross, to provide a safer way of crossing the railway as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
The equivalent of 45,000 hours of railway upgrade work that has taken place between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street over eight weekends since September has come to an end, delivering significant benefits for passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Shyam Patel, a project manager at Network Rail, is calling on young people to consider a career in the railway as Network Rail marks Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2016 (7-11 November 2016), a national week designed to shine a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers.