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Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains
Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains

Southeastern completes refurbishing its Electrostar trains

Southeastern says that it has completed a refurbishment of all 112 of its Class 375 ‘Electrostar’ trains that operate on Southeastern’s routes serving Kent, East Sussex and mainline London stations.

Apr
19
Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities
Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities

Southeastern upgrades south London depot to improve train cleaning facilities

The train company, Southeastern has been upgrading its train cleaning facilities, with a dedicated interior repair and heavy cleaning operation within the existing Grove Park depot in southeast London.

Mar
04
Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel
Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel

Ten-week closure of the Blackheath to Charlton railway tunnel

Network Rail is warning that the railway tunnel between Blackheath and Charlton in southeast London will close for ten weeks this summer, affecting Southeastern customers.

Mar
04
Platform shelter improvements for Eltham station
Platform shelter improvements for Eltham station

Platform shelter improvements for Eltham station

People travelling from Eltham station in south London can now wait for their trains in greater comfort after completing a £120,000 scheme to fully enclose three platform waiting areas.

Jan
29
Major railway upgrades to alter Southeastern and London Overground services this Christmas
Major railway upgrades to alter Southeastern and London Overground services this Christmas

Major railway upgrades to alter Southeastern and London Overground services this Christmas

An early warning of significant rail closure affecting parts of South London, affecting both Southeastern and London Overground passengers.

Nov
14
2023
Southeastern to introduce automated train inspection technology
Southeastern to introduce automated train inspection technology

Southeastern to introduce automated train inspection technology

The train operator, Southeastern has teamed up with Siemens Mobility and Eversholt Rail to develop a fully automated vehicle inspection system to improve how they monitor trains for faults.

Oct
25
2023
Southeastern confirms full introduction of City Beam trains by December
Southeastern confirms full introduction of City Beam trains by December

Southeastern confirms full introduction of City Beam trains by December

The train operating company, Southeastern has set out its plans for the refurbishment and upgrade of its train fleet and says that it will have completed the introduction of its Class 707 ‘City Beam’ trains in its Metro area by December

Oct
15
2023
Britain’s fastest passenger train gets a makeover
Britain’s fastest passenger train gets a makeover

Britain’s fastest passenger train gets a makeover

The first of the refurbished HS1 Javelin trains has entered service, showing off their new interior layout.

Aug
15
2023
Southeastern announces extra trains to the coast for the summer holidays
Southeastern announces extra trains to the coast for the summer holidays

Southeastern announces extra trains to the coast for the summer holidays

The train company, Southeastern has announced that extra weekday trains leave London Victoria heading to the Kent coast each morning, calling at selected south east London stations and on to the coast

Jul
21
2023
Lower prices with ‘Flexi Season’ deal for part-time commuters on Southeastern extended
Lower prices with ‘Flexi Season’ deal for part-time commuters on Southeastern extended

Lower prices with ‘Flexi Season’ deal for part-time commuters on Southeastern extended

Southeastern is encouraging flexible workers who travel twice a week to the office or workplace to buy a Flexi Season ticket and save up to 40% off a comparable day return for travel.

Jun
01
2023
Heritage railway extension will link it to the mainline railway again
Heritage railway extension will link it to the mainline railway again

Heritage railway extension will link it to the mainline railway again

A long standing ambition to connect a heritage railway to the mainline network has taken a step forward after it was granted permission to rebuild a section of a disused railway.

May
17
2023
Bexley station getting step-free access
Bexley station getting step-free access

Bexley station getting step-free access

Bexley station in southeast London is about to receive a £6 million upgrade that'll add a new footbridge and lifts to make the station step-free for the first time.

Feb
17
2023
Southeastern buying a fleet of new trains
Southeastern buying a fleet of new trains

Southeastern buying a fleet of new trains

Southeastern has issued a notice to train manufacturers that it's looking to buy a new fleet of trains, with between 350 and 570 carriages to go into service by late 2027.

Nov
18
2022
Refurbishment for Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 trains
Refurbishment for Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 trains

Refurbishment for Southeastern’s Javelin HS1 trains

The high-speed Javelin trains that provide services between London St Pancras and Kent are to receive a £27 million refurbishment, with work starting early next year.

Oct
19
2022
Delays in reopening the railway line between Brixton and Beckenham Junction
Delays in reopening the railway line between Brixton and Beckenham Junction

Delays in reopening the railway line between Brixton and Beckenham Junction

Network Rail has warned that it will not be able to reopen the railway line between Brixton and Beckenham Junction this morning as planned following its nine-day closure to replace tracks in the Penge Tunnel.

Aug
01
2022
Rail closures around New Cross station in August
Rail closures around New Cross station in August

Rail closures around New Cross station in August

The railway between New Cross and St Johns in southeast London will be closed over a number of weekends later this summer due to track replacement work.

Jun
02
2022
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
2022

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