New statistics reveal a 50 per cent increase in the number of times the public has acted to prevent a suicide on the railway in the south east.
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
- Major safety upgrade for the region's most misused level crossing
- Vital work will combat drivers jumping the lights and swerving the barriers
- Speed restriction imposed to stop a collision is now set to be lifted, so trains can travel at full speed again after six years
- Residents warned of two closures in November and January so the work can be completed
Rail passengers across Sussex, south London and parts of Surrey and people travelling to Gatwick Airport are being warned of disruption this Christmas as Network Rail spends £8.2m upgrading one of Britain's busiest railway junctions.
VIDEO: Remember, remember the fifth of November as public consultation begins on plans to remove Britain’s worst railway bottleneck
Residents across the south east are being reminded to have their say on plans for a major railway upgrade when a public consultation begins on November 5.
- Stainer Street transformed into ‘pedestrian-only’ walkway for first time reconnecting communities on either side of station
- Adorned by artwork by leading South London artist Mark Titchner offering visitors a chance to reflect
Sussex rail passengers urged to have their say on ‘transformational’ plans to boost reliability on London to Brighton line
Passengers and the public across East and West Sussex will be able to have their say on proposals for a major railway upgrade to improve punctuality, speed up journey times and enable more trains to run on the Brighton Main Line.
Croydon residents urged to have their say on plans to boost rail reliability and transform East Croydon station
People in Croydon will be able to have their say on proposals for a major railway upgrade – including the expansion and redevelopment of East Croydon station – after Network Rail today announced a six-week public consultation will take place in November and December.
Consultation announced on ‘transformational’ plan to remove Britain’s worst railway bottleneck and provide a step-change in reliability
People across the south east of England will be able to have their say on proposals for a major railway upgrade to improve punctuality, speed up journey times and enable more trains to run on one of the country’s busiest main lines.
New red light enforcement cameras rolled out at Sussex level crossings, plus CCTV of drivers dicing with death
A major investment in railway safety in Sussex will see state-of-the-art red light safety enforcement cameras installed at 21 of the county’s highest-risk level crossings, Network Rail has announced today.