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  • 17 Jun 2024

    Southeastern launches biggest ever recruitment drive across south east London, Kent and East Sussex

    • Rail operator looking to recruit 600 new starters over the next year
    • New campaign aims to break outdated perceptions of working on the railway and encourage applicants who may not have previously considered a career in rail
    • Opportunities across a range of roles, including drivers, station staff, on train and engineers

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  • 13 Jun 2024

    Southeastern becomes first rail operator to offer leave to kinship carers

    • Part of a wider commitment to support our workforce across Kent, East Sussex and London 
    • Kinship care is when a child lives with a relative or close family friend 
    • New policy introduced following feedback from a colleague who became a kinship carer  
  • 28 May 2024

    Improved Southeastern timetable launches on 2 June

    • The changes will mean less waiting time on platforms, improved punctuality, and more space on the busiest services. 
    • New timetable designed based on journey data and feedback from customers to provide a better, more reliable, and sustainable railway.  
    • Longer trains and additional services will make it easier for customers to explore destinations across the south-east this summer.  
  • 15 May 2024

    Southeastern announces major step towards multi-million-pound improvement in Metro train fleet

    • Southeastern is inviting the rail industry to provide new or upgraded trains for Metro services.
    • Current fleet provides more than 900 services and tens of thousands of journeys every day between parts of Kent and south-east and central London.
    • This could be the largest investment in the Southeastern network since the introduction of the highspeed service in 2009.
  • 13 May 2024

    Southeastern collaborates with local artists to showcase destinations in Kent

    • Six posters showcase some of the county’s most popular destinations. 
    • Southeastern's supported two local artists as part of its commitment to become a more sustainable railway.  
    • Extra services and longer trains will make it easier for customers to reach the coast.  
  • 08 May 2024

    New secure cycle hub opens at Swanley station

    • The facility holds up to 56 bikes and has electric charging points, a tyre pump and a cycle repair stand.
    • Part of Southeastern's work to become more sustainable by making it easier for customers to cycle to the station.
    • 29 bike hubs are now open across the Southeastern network. 
  • 02 May 2024

    Southeastern running an extremely limited service during strike action on 7 May

    ASLEF strike action on Tuesday 7 May will severely impact Southeastern services.

    Most routes and stations will be closed and there are no replacement buses.

    Customers asked to only travel if absolutely necessary as there will be severe disruption, queues and extended journey times.

  • 30 Apr 2024

    Train operators join forces on Dragons’ Den-style scheme for tech start-ups looking to shape the future of the rail industry

    • LNER, Northern, Southeastern and TransPennine Express are looking for cutting-edge technology start-ups to apply to Future Labs.
    • Successful applicants will gain access to industry data and resources as well as mentors and subject matter experts.
    • Future Labs is all about transforming the rail industry through open, pioneering and proven innovation.
  • 19 Apr 2024

    Customer improvements for 112 Southeastern trains now complete

    · Every Class 375 train fitted with at-seat power to make working and browsing easier on the move.

    · New, energy efficient lighting also added.

    · The 375s refresh is part of a wider multi-million-pound programme to improve, upgrade or replace more of the Southeastern fleet.

  • 09 Apr 2024

    Southeastern unveils accessibility improvements to app and online journey planner

    • Updated journey planner will make it easier for all customers to make informed choices about their journeys 
    • Improvements build on Southeastern's rail industry leading passenger assistance service 
    • New features are now live on the Southeastern app and online journey planner