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.
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 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month over the railway in Tovil, Maidstone will make crossing the tracks safer and easier for local people and means an outdated footpath level crossing can be closed for good.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.
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