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PICTURES and VIDEO: New track comes into use after successful Network Rail Easter engineering investment in the South East
Passengers in the South East have been thanked for their patience after Network Rail engineers carried out a busy programme of improvements to the railway over the Easter weekend as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
Rail passengers in the South East reminded to check before they travel this Easter and plan ahead for August and Christmas
With Easter fast approaching, passengers are reminded not to put all their eggs in one basket and make sure they plan ahead before travelling as Network Rail carries out essential railway upgrades this bank holiday weekend
Willingdon Trees community centre and its members are set to benefit from a £10,000 funding boost from Network Rail.
American railway boss praises ‘life-changing’ investment in London’s railways after fact-finding mission
From moving record numbers of passengers on Victorian infrastructure to rebuilding major railway stations, Network Rail and US railway company Amtrak have much in common.
Bolina Road reopened to the public following a major transformation by the Network Rail team working on the Bermondsey Dive Under, a vital new piece of infrastructure in south London.
A spectacular new mural welcoming people to the Ladywell area of Lewisham has been completed on Friday (31 March) thanks to a partnership involving Network Rail, Lewisham Council and local residents.
South East runs on rail: New figures show the full extent of the rail industry’s contribution to Kent and south east London
- Network Rail supports around 39,547 local jobs in the South East and last year £1.94 billion was spent with 646 local businesses
- Southeastern employs more than 4,000 people and has raised more than £23,000 for local charity the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
- Improvements being delivered in the South East include: the Thameslink Programme –which is building a new station at London Bridge; a new station building at Strood in Kent; a new platform at Redhill, and better journey times between Ramsgate and Ashford
- Improvements already delivered since 2014 include a completely new station in Rochester, Kent and new signalling through the Medway Towns
- £100 million is spent every single week by Network Rail on improving the railway in Britain
‘Once more unto the beach, dear friends!’ Channel swimmers join Network Rail to celebrate reopening of Shakespeare Beach
For decades, Channel swimmers have begun their epic journeys towards France from Shakespeare Beach in Dover. Now for the first time since Boxing Day 2015, when a massive storm damaged the sea wall behind the beach and the railway above it, swimmers can return to the shingle shore and enjoy one of Dover’s hidden gems after a new footbridge restored access to the beach.