Latest News

This section of our site gives all of our latest news and press releases on changes and improvements to Southeastern train services as well as articles on the transport industry as a whole.

  • 13 Mar 2018

    Orpington station celebrates 150-year milestone

    On Friday 9 March Southeastern celebrated Orpington’s 150th birthday with a ceremony to mark the station’s rich history.

  • 09 Mar 2018

    Women risk missing out on rail plan jobs boost, warns Southeastern

    Women could miss out on a jobs boost that will see 100,000 job opportunities across Britain’s railway by 2027, Southeastern has warned today (Friday 9 March 2018) as the Rail Delivery Group publishes a new national survey revealing 81% of women in Britain have never considered working in the rail industry.

  • 06 Mar 2018

    Southeastern rolls out free on-train WiFi

    • Free WiFi now available on Southeastern trains
    • Two-thirds of trains already fitted, and the remainder to be completed by June 2018
    • Part of a £78 million programme of investment to improve passengers' experience while travelling with us
  • 05 Mar 2018

    Disruption at Lewisham - Friday 2 March

    • We'd like to apologise to passengers delayed on Friday 2 March, especially those stranded on crowded trains
    • Severe weather and ice affected the power supply to our trains, and these delays were compounded by passengers evacuating trains onto the tracks, against the advice of railway staff and the Police
    • Southeastern and Network Rail will be launching an independently-chaired investigation
    • We want to hear from passengers who were on the stranded trains, and will be providing additional compensation
  • 05 Mar 2018

    Normal timetable resumes from Monday 5 March

    • Southeastern to resume normal weekday timetable on Monday 5 March, after a week of extreme weather
    • Many of our trains have been damaged by the icy conditions last week
    • For a few days, some services will be formed of fewer carriages than usual, some will be formed of different train types, and there may be some short-notice cancellations
    • We advise passengers to check before they travel
    • Any passengers affected by delays between Tuesday 27 February and Friday 2 March can receive double the normal value of Delay Repay compensation
  • 14 Feb 2018


    Roses are red, violets are blue, has Southeastern been playing cupid for you?

  • 02 Jan 2018

    London Bridge is open! Five new platforms open as historic redevelopment nears completion

    • London Bridge’s huge new concourse and five new platforms open to the public
    • Cannon Street services will now resume stopping at London Bridge
    • New platform built at Redhill to increase capacity and reduce delays on the Brighton Main Line
    • All part of Network Rail’s £160m Christmas investment programme
  • 15 Dec 2017

    New Southeastern Timetables for 2018

    Southeastern is announcing changes to timetables to take effect from 2 January 2018