South East news
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
Kent and South East London rail passengers advised to plan ahead over weekends in July and August
Services will be diverted to alternative London stations and buses will replace trains on some routes as Network Rail works to improve the railway as part of its £1.25bn Kent and South East London Railway Upgrade Plan
London Bridge station scoops top architecture award
London Bridge Station has been named Architects’ Journal Building of the Year 2019.
South London, Surrey and Sussex rail passengers to benefit from £10m project to improve customer information systems
Rail passengers across South London, Surrey and Sussex are benefitting from better journey information following a £10m investment by Network Rail, in partnership with train operators, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express.
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