Network Rail is reminding 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.
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 at Camberley station will soon benefit from longer trains as Network Rail’s work to extend the station’s platforms continues.
Thames Valley rail passengers can look forward to better journeys and the introduction of new GWR trains in 2017 following the achievement of the latest milestone in the electrification of the railway between Heathrow junction and Maidenhead by Network Rail as part of the Crossrail programme.
Network Rail chair, Sir Peter Hendy, opened new sidings in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, on Tuesday (6 December) linking the rail network to the Rother Valley Railway (RVR) for the first time.
Maggie Eddy, a scheme project manager for Network Rail is asking passengers to check before they travel if they’re planning to use the trains this Christmas, as she’ll be joining hundreds of others in delivering £4.5 million of upgrades as part of the Waterloo & South West Upgrade over Christmas.
Hertfordshire and Essex residents invited to see updated proposals to close level crossings across the region
Residents of Hertfordshire and Essex are invited to see updated proposals being taken forward to close level crossings in the region, as a result of feedback from consultation sessions held earlier in the year.
Residents of Cambridge are invited to a public information event to see updated proposals for the closure of Barrington Road level crossing, as a result of feedback from consultation sessions held earlier in the year.
Residents of Suffolk are invited to see updated proposals being taken forward to close level crossings in the region, as a result of feedback from consultation sessions held earlier in the year.
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%.
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.