South East news
Leaves on the line is no joke but we’re on the case in Sussex where jet-washing trains will travel the equivalent of 3 times around the Earth cleaning the railway
- Millions of trees grow along the railway, dropping thousands of tonnes of leaves onto the tracks every autumn
- When trains pass over these leaves, the heat and weight of the trains bake them into a thin, slippery layer on the rail which is the railway’s equivalent of black ice
- Throughout the autumn and winter, our teams will work through the night to clear the tracks and keep them safe for trains
Double success for Thameslink Programme projects
Two projects which formed part of the £7bn government sponsored Thameslink Programme have been shortlisted for Exceptional Achievement Awards (EEA) by CEEQUAL.
Bexleyheath line to close for 9-days in February 2020 for major engineering work
- 9-day closure on the Bexleyheath line from Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February 2020, for a major work to protect passengers from landslips
- Engineers will remove thousands of tonnes of soil to reduce the incline of the cutting and build retaining walls with steel beams hammered six metres into the ground
- The work will protect this section of the railway line from landslips for 120 years
- Working with Southeastern, we will keep passengers moving by increasing services on other lines
Network Rail confirms new route director for Sussex as the Passenger First evolution in the Southern region continues
- Network Rail Southern region have confirmed the appointment of Shaun King as route director, Sussex
- Several members of the new regional leadership team which go live today (Monday 16 September) have also been appointed
Network Rail confirms new route director for Kent as the Passenger First evolution continues
Network Rail Southern region has confirmed the appointment of Fiona Taylor as route director for Kent in a restructure focused on improving passenger experience.
London Bridge passengers can escape the rush at a new garden oasis unveiled on Stainer Street
New lifts officially opened at Carshalton station with Tom Brake MP and local campaigners
Trespasser jailed for climbing on top of a tunnel owned by Network Rail in London and causing mass rail disruption
- A man who blocked trains between London, Kent and France by climbing on top of a tunnel overlooking railway lines near St Pancras International Station has been jailed.
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