South East

South East: region-south-east

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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

South East runs on rail: New figures show the full extent of the rail industry’s contribution to Kent and south east London: London Bridge from above

South East runs on rail: New figures show the full extent of the rail industry’s contribution to Kent and south east London

Thursday 30 Mar 2017
  • Network Rail supports around 39,547 local jobs in the South East and last year £1.94 billion was spent with 646 local businesses
  • Southeastern employs more than 4,000 people and has raised more than £23,000 for local charity the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
  • Improvements being delivered in the South East include: the Thameslink Programme –which is building a new station at London Bridge; a new station building at Strood in Kent; a new platform at Redhill, and better journey times between Ramsgate and Ashford
  • Improvements already delivered since 2014 include a completely new station in Rochester, Kent and new signalling through the Medway Towns
  • £100 million is spent every single week by Network Rail on improving the railway in Britain
‘Once more unto the beach, dear friends!’ Channel swimmers join Network Rail to celebrate reopening of Shakespeare Beach: Dover - Shakespeare Beach

‘Once more unto the beach, dear friends!’ Channel swimmers join Network Rail to celebrate reopening of Shakespeare Beach

Monday 27 Mar 2017

For decades, Channel swimmers have begun their epic journeys towards France from Shakespeare Beach in Dover. Now for the first time since Boxing Day 2015, when a massive storm damaged the sea wall behind the beach and the railway above it, swimmers can return to the shingle shore and enjoy one of Dover’s hidden gems after a new footbridge restored access to the beach.

Network Rail gets behind Willingdon community with £10,000 funding: Willingdon Trees Community Funding

Network Rail gets behind Willingdon community with £10,000 funding

Wednesday 1 Mar 2017

Willingdon Trees residents are being encouraged to take part in a public vote to decide how up to £10,000 of community funding from Network Rail will be spent. Three community projects are competing for the funding as part of a Network Rail pilot project to work more closely with local communities and railway neighbours.

London station investment bears fruit as retail sales rise: King's Cross western concourse

London station investment bears fruit as retail sales rise

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017
  • King’s Cross, Paddington and Waterloo stations record strong growth in retail sales between October-December 2016
  • Rise in sales for 19th successive quarter caps great 2016 for station retailers
  • Performance reflects ongoing investment in the retail offer at London stations