South East news
Unique footbridge design set to provide safer access across the railway at South Downs National Park
- Local people and visitors are set to enjoy safer access across the railway at Tide Mills in the South Downs National Park after Network Rail’s proposals for a stunning new footbridge were approved.
East Sussex passengers advised to plan ahead this November as railway closes for four days
Network Rail is today advising passengers in part of East Sussex to plan ahead as work to complete a major upgrade of the line between Lewes and Seaford means buses1 will replace trains on various routes via Lewes. This is for four days, Thursday 28 November - Sunday 1 December 2019.
London Bridge station named on shortlist for RIBA Stirling Prize 2019
London Bridge Station was today named in the shortlist for UK architecture’s most prestigious award, the RIBA Stirling Prize 2019.
2019 Diversity & Inclusion conference brings 200 Network Rail, Southeastern and GTR delegates together to drive change
- “Inspirational” and “thought-provoking” conference hosted by Patrick Verwer, GTR Chief Executive Officer, David Statham, Southeastern MD, and John Halsall, Network Rail Southern region MD
- Guest speakers including Diane Lightfoot OBE, CEO of the Business Disability Forum, and Blessing Buraimoh, Diversity Adviser for Business in the Community, shared how the industry can better reflect the customers it serves
London Bridge station rebuild earns top CEEQUAL score
The rebuilding of London Bridge station has been awarded top marks in the prestigious CEEQUAL scheme.
Accessibility Minister visits South East London to mark first anniversary of government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy
Network Rail and Southeastern welcomed the Accessibility Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, to Hither Green and New Eltham stations on Monday (8 July) to mark the first anniversary of the government's Inclusive Transport Strategy.
Safety gates installed across South East to reduce trespass on the railway
Over 15,000 metres of new fencing and gates have been installed at nearly 300 stations across Kent, Sussex and south London as part of a £2.3 million project to stop people trespassing on the railway.
South East stations see biggest increase nationwide in passenger satisfaction
- Overall satisfaction at the route’s four managed stations – London Bridge, Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street – is 85.5%
- Punctuality satisfaction increases 11% year-on-year according to passenger watchdog Transport Focus
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