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So we meet again, Southeastern tells commuters

Thousands of commuters shrugged off yesterday’s vicious pummeling by the train company and turned up at their local stations this morning, bloodied but unbowed, hoping to somehow get to work. Southeastern’s chief executive said: “So we meet again. I have to hand it to you, you’ve got guts. There are even times when I wonder what it would be like if …

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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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French businessman Thaddée Segard says commuting from Calais could solve Canterbury district’s housing problem

Cross-Channel commuting could hold the key to solving some of Kent’s housing problems, a French businessman claims. Thaddée Segard says increasing pressure to build thousands of homes in the Canterbury district in particular would be eased if Brits moved to Calais. Eurotunnel bosses have endorsed the idea and urged politicians to back the scheme. Businessman Thaddée Segard in Calais Property …

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Kent faces widespread train disruption to Southeastern services this Easter weekend

Anyone planning to get away by train this Easter weekend will face serious disruption to services throughout the county. Engineering works mean London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations will be closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Instead trains will run to and from New Cross, London Victoria or London Blackfriars. Southeastern has asked passengers to …

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Further delays at London Bridge

The latest delays follow last Tuesday’s “chaos”, when police had to be called Passengers at London Bridge railway station are experiencing delays of more than an hour due to a broken-down freight train. The disruption, expected to last until 17:00 GMT, comes after thousands of people were stranded last week during rush hour and police had to be called. Southern …

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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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Disruption all year at London Bridge

Passengers using London Bridge station will face further disruption for more than a year because of rebuilding work, rail authorities have warned. Commuters travelling to London Bridge on Southeastern’s Charing Cross services must take different routes. The disruption results from work on north side platforms starting later on Monday. The rebuilding work is part of the government-sponsored £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. Services …

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South East rail summit urged by MP

Caroline Lucas, who is the Brighton Pavilion MP, has written to the chief executives of Govia and Network Rail, calling  for an “urgent rail summit” to address problems faced by commuters in the South East. She said the 07:29 service from Brighton to London Victoria failed to arrive on time every day of 2014. A Network Rail spokesman said: We accept …

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Mayor meets bosses over rail woes

Passengers had to wait for trains on a crowded concourse for a second evening on Tuesday London mayor Boris Johnson has met with rail bosses to discuss the travel disruption at London Bridge station. The mayor said he shared the frustration of those who have experienced delays and Network Rail were “very apologetic”. The station is being rebuilt for the …

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Rail users warned of more delays

Dave Ward said Network Rail had hoped to present a new station after ‘months of misery’ London Bridge commuters are being warned to expect more cancellations, delays and overcrowding as the railway station undergoes redevelopment. Network Rail has admitted the situation was “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” and said it stemmed from an ineffectual timetable which did not fit the new infrastructure. …

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