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Former Southeastern franchise fined for hiding HS1 funding
Former Southeastern franchise fined for hiding HS1 funding

Former Southeastern franchise fined for hiding HS1 funding

The government has fined the owner of the former Southeastern franchise a total of £23.5 million after it found that the company had hidden £25 million of income from its HS1 rail service.

Mar
17
Southeastern stripped of its franchise after financial misreporting identified
Southeastern stripped of its franchise after financial misreporting identified

Southeastern stripped of its franchise after financial misreporting identified

The Southeastern rail franchise is being taken over by the government after what was described as "a serious breach of the franchise agreement’s good faith obligations" in relation to financial matters was identified.

Sep
28
2021
Refurbished ex-SWT trains appearing on Southeastern lines
Refurbished ex-SWT trains appearing on Southeastern lines

Refurbished ex-SWT trains appearing on Southeastern lines

A fleet of trains that were originally ordered for South West Trains (SWT) but are no longer required are to start appearing on Southeastern lines following a recent refurbishment.

Jul
13
2021
Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens
Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens

Kidbrooke station’s new ticket office opens

A new ticket office building has opened at Kidbrooke station in southeast London, replacing a small brick building that used to be on the site.

Apr
07
2021
Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 train simulator launched
Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 train simulator launched

Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 train simulator launched

If you've ever wanted to drive a train along the UK's first high-speed rail line, then a new route release for Train SIM World 2 will excite you.

Feb
15
2021
Southeastern service predicts if trains are quiet or busy
Southeastern service predicts if trains are quiet or busy

Southeastern service predicts if trains are quiet or busy

Southeastern trains are launching a facility to know when trains are likely to be busy, or quieter, to help people plan for their socially distanced journeys.

Aug
27
2020
Nine day railway closure in south-east London announced
Nine day railway closure in south-east London announced

Nine day railway closure in south-east London announced

Network Rail is warning that it will be closing a section of railway in south-east London for 9 days in late July for upgrade works.

May
18
2020
Additional trains for Southeastern
Additional trains for Southeastern

Additional trains for Southeastern

A fleet of trains ordered for South West Trains are to be transferred to Southeastern to increase capacity on the network.

Apr
21
2020
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions
Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions

Southeastern and GWR get franchise extensions

Two train companies, GWR and Southeastern have had their franchises extended after the government made a direct award contract to the two operators.

Mar
30
2020
Bexleyheath railway line to close for 9-days in February 2020
Bexleyheath railway line to close for 9-days in February 2020

Bexleyheath railway line to close for 9-days in February 2020

If you use Southeastern railway through Bexleyheath in South London, consider this a tip to book a week off work next February.

Sep
18
2019
Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled
Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled

Southeastern rail franchise extended – and cancelled

The Southeastern rail franchise, operated by Govia has been extended again, to April 2020 - but wont now be put up for formal tender to be renewed after that.

Aug
07
2019
Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension
Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension

Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension

The current franchise operator for Southeastern trains, Govia has had its agreement extended, on a temporary basis.

Apr
10
2019
Cheap train tickets on Southeastern railway this weekend
Cheap train tickets on Southeastern railway this weekend

Cheap train tickets on Southeastern railway this weekend

This weekend is SuperSaturday on Southeastern railway and they're offering unlimited travel across their entire network for just £20.

Oct
01
2018