Tuesday 25 Apr 2017
Passengers in the south east of England are advised to check before they travel this early May bank holiday
- South East
Passengers in the south east are reminded to check before they travel as work continues on the Thameslink Programme and maintenance work takes place across the route.
On 29 April, essential maintenance work near New Cross will mean no Southeastern services between Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich and Woolwich, and on 30 April trains will not run between Dartford and London Victoria via Bexleyheath. On Monday 1 May, there will be no Southeastern trains running to or from Cannon Street station and a reduced service will run to and from Charing Cross.
Also on 1 May, maintenance work will take place between Hither Green and Petts Wood, affecting Southeastern passengers on this part of the railway.
Passengers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk, or www.southernrailway.com, www.thameslinkrailway.com and www.southeasternrailway.co.uk. In addition, they can follow our work on Twitter with the hashtag #SpringBHWorks .
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 38,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.