Department for Transport has started discussions with Southeastern about an extension of the current franchise, to allow more time to review and award a winner for the next South Eastern franchise
Funding aims to make travel easier for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as people with children and pushchairs, heavy luggage or shopping.
In a joint statement, Network Rail and Southeastern said: "The Beast from the East in 2018 brought about some of the most challenging weather conditions we've seen in the south east for more than a decade
Joint statement - Network Rail South East Route, Southeastern
Bad weather means Southeastern will need change the times of some trains, and some Peak services will be busier.
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Doing their bit to brighten up ‘Blue Monday’ (21st January), a group of rail employees are to release their uplifting rendition of “Lean On Me” in aid of the charity Railway Children after a video of them flash-mobbing commuters at London Bridge station went viral.