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Southeastern rewards staff with shopping vouchers despite travel chaos for commuters

Train operator Southeastern has rewarded 4,000 members of staff with shopping vouchers for their hard work. The employees were given the £25 shopping vouchers, which can be used at Sainsbury’s, Boots and Mothercare, in response to the way they have dealt with disruption at London Bridge. The station is undergoing a £6.5bn renovation which has caused severe disruption for Kent’s …

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‘Immediate changes’ tackle rail chaos

Commuters have experienced delays and disruption because of the station upgrade work More staff, an improved timetable and better delay warnings for passengers, have been promised by Network Rail to tackle London Bridge station chaos. Rail minister Claire Perry said changes would take place immediately, following talks with MPs. Disruption has followed rebuilding work involving the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. The …

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Network Rail apologises over unacceptable service and overcrowding for passengers travelling to London Bridge

A rail firm has apologised to passengers for “unacceptable levels of service and overcrowding” at London Bridge. Network Rail’s managing director Phil Hufton says he is “very sorry” for the severe disruption caused by timetable changes to allow ongoing works at the station. Commuters travelling into London from Kent have complained of chaos, safety issues and delays – despite Southeastern reporting …

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Government to review airport CPO

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs A government review has been ordered into the decision not to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Kent’s Manston Airport, which closed last May. Thanet District Council (TDC) decided in December it would not go for a compulsory purchase order (CPO), despite the wishes of campaigners. Transport minister …

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London Bridge compensation ‘needed’

MPs described Tuesday rush hour scenes at London Bridge as “chaotic” and “dangerous” Passengers suffering severe delays because of the upgrade works at London Bridge should receive compensation, the rail minister has said. Thousands of people were stranded in “life threatening chaos” at the station on Tuesday, a transport union said. Network Rail apologised and said the situation was caused …

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Southeastern change services in response to feedback

Southeastern services set to change Comments (0) SOUTHEASTERN will change some of its services from Sunday March 8 in response to passenger feedback on the timetable. Passengers’ views have been collected and the train company have hope the changes will help alleviate crowding on some of its busiest services. Where demand for service is high more carriages will be added and …

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Timetable hit by work in London

SOUTHEASTERN trains has published its proposed timetable for January 2015. The timetable is to give advance notice of changes due to work taking place at London Bridge as part of the £65 billion government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Once complete, the station will include new platforms for more trains and a huge new concourse. Work will also commence on untangling the track …

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