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London Bridge set to reopen after Christmas closure

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The project to rebuild London Bridge station and the surrounding tracks is almost complete. This week sees the final major track closure and if all goes well the station will reopen on 2 January, with trains stopping at all platforms for the first time in almost three years. This means that Cannon Street trains will […]

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South Eastern Franchise: TLC wins extra services

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At long last, the Department for Transport has published the Invitation to Tender for the South Eastern franchise. This is a key document which sets out what the companies bidding for the franchise would be expected to provide. Most significantly, it includes a specification of the train services that the new operator will be required to […]

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Commuters seek explanation for Monday morning chaos

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This morning thousands of commuters had to endure severe delays or abandon their journeys. The cause of the chaos was overrunning engineering works, but the rail industry has been coy about the details. Network Rail, who are responsible for maintenance, issued a brief statement this afternoon apologising for the disruption and explaining that a team laying track in […]