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Southwark Park 'ghost' station uncovered by Thameslink workers
The ghostly remains of a long-lost South London railway station – closed 100 years ago - have been uncovered by engineers constructing the Bermondsey Dive Under, as part of the Thameslink Programme.Southwark Park station, perched on a viaduct above Rotherhithe New Road, only served passengers...
Allow an extra hour to cross London, warns Thameslink ahead of vital weekend engineering work
Thameslink rail passengers, in particular those flying from Gatwick or Luton airports, should allow an hour longer to cross London from 11.45pm on Friday night (January 30) to the early hours of Monday morning, February 2.Essential improvement work being carried out by Network Rail to improve the...
Network Rail boss Mark Carne will not take bonus
The BBC reports that.................. Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has said he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.Mr Carne was in line for a maximum bonus of £34,000 - around 5% of his £675,000 annual salary.Overrunning Christmas engineering work led to...
Rail regulator to investigate rail work delay chaos
From the BBC..................................The Office of Rail Regulation is to launch an investigation into major disruption to passengers caused by overrunning engineering work in London.King's Cross station has remained closed, with travellers told to use Finsbury Park instead.Following...
Broken-down First Great Western rail replacement bus hit by lorry
The BBC reports that three people have been injured after a broken-down rail replacement bus was hit by a lorry on the A34 in Oxfordshire.Fifty people were onboard the First Great Western rail replacement service from Oxford to Didcot, when it was hit at Drayton at 00:30 GMT.One of the three...
Over nine million passengers expected to take the train over May Bank Holiday
The vast majority of the nine million passengers expected to travel by rail over the bank holiday weekend (5 – 7 May) will be unaffected by improvement work, with fewer replacement buses and more trains planned to run this year compared to the same period last year.  Joint industry figures...
Easter upgrade for Southampton main line
A major programme of improvement work is due to take place on the railway between Southampton and Farnborough over the Easter weekend (Friday 2 to Monday 5 April) resulting in changes to the South West Trains timetable. The work will focus primarily around two projects: Basingstoke Signalling...
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