Southeastern passengers diverted to and from London Blackfriars today (Tuesday 29 August) have been thanked for their patience following confirmation that the affected trains – 40 in total each day – will run to and from Waterloo as planned from tomorrow (Wednesday) and for the remainder of the working week.
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Kent passengers urged to check before travelling on Tuesday as some additional trains diverted to and from London Blackfriars
Rail passengers in Kent are asked to check before travelling on Tuesday 29 August as trains which had been diverted to run into Waterloo while major improvement work is carried out in and around London Bridge will run to and from London Blackfriars instead. The number of trains running will not be affected.
Passengers in the South East are advised that there will be queuing systems at Cannon Street as Network Rail prepares for August closures
Network Rail and Southeastern are advising passengers that between Tuesday 29 August and Friday 1 September there will be queuing systems in place at Cannon Street station during the busiest times, as Network Rail continues to rebuild London Bridge and the surrounding railway, as part of the Thameslink Programme.
Network Rail’s helicopter and crew spend most of their time flying over the country’s 20,000 miles of railway, looking for potential faults with track and electrical equipment or alerting local team to trees brought down in high winds. This summer, the helicopter has also been helping keep the South East’s railway running smoothly by looking for trespassers and other criminals on the tracks.
School minibus and bus among more than 100 vehicles captured by new level crossing red light enforcement camera in West Sussex village - VIDEO
More than 60 motorists have been caught risking their lives ignoring warning lights at Yapton level crossing, West Sussex, in the red light enforcement camera’s first month of operation.
New railway footbridge over Brighton Main Line in Salfords, Surrey, to improve safety for pedestrians
Crossing the busy Brighton Main Line at Dean Farm, near Salfords, is soon to be much safer for pedestrians as Network Rail begins work to build a new footbridge and remove the outdated footpath level crossing currently in use.
Stunning aerial photography shows central London stations affected by major railway upgrade work in August
Pictures taken from the Network Rail helicopter show the tracks and stations in the South East that will be the focus of major improvement work – and closures – this August.
Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme has won two coveted gold awards as part of a national campaign to find the most caring companies.
VIDEO: New technology introduced as near misses involving children at South East level crossings expected to rise over the summer holidays
New figures from Network Rail reveal that young people are more likely to have a near miss at a level crossing during the summer, when lighter nights and the summer holidays mean they will be outdoors for longer.