Managing director David Statham (left) and Tracey Couch MP unveil a plaque at the opening of the refurbished Snodland train station
The long standing chairman of the Kent Community Rail Partnership (KCRP) has received a national lifetime achievement award and been honoured for his voluntary work.
Southeastern will run a commemorative Poppy train ahead of Remembrance Sunday, taking paying passengers on a round trip from London, through Kent and on to Brighton to raise money for the Royal British Legion.
In the last 12 months, passenger journeys on high speed services between St Pancras International and Stratford International have increased by 72 percent. Train operating company Southeastern and Transport for London (TfL) put the phenomenal rise down to the July 2015 introduction of Pay As You Go with Oyster and contactless payment systems at the Southeastern managed platforms.
Southeastern employees have been praised after rescuing a visually impaired passenger’s guide dog at Greenwich station.
Southeastern’s Shortlands station team hosted their annual fun day last week on Saturday 16 July in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. The event, which raised £2,500 for the cause, is a real show of community spirit with many residents and local schools and clubs pitching in to man one of 14 stalls.
A £39.8m project to rebuild the line between Folkestone and Dover will be completed this autumn, Network Rail has confirmed.
Year One pupils from Sandwich Infant School were taken on an end of year treat on the railway by Southeastern.
The great British seaside is the place to be when it’s hot and Margate has become the seaside town of first resort with new figures showing a huge 50 per cent leap in train passengers heading there.
As part of its £40 billion Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better and more reliable railway for passengers, engineers from Network Rail and its contractors were out at locations across the Southeastern network over all four days of the Easter Bank Holiday – most notably between Swanley and Faversham, around London Bridge and at Abbey Wood.