All Southeastern articles

  • Southeastern Networker EMU
    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern announces shortlist to supply ‘modern trains for a modern network’


    Southeastern Networker EMU UK: Southeastern has shortlisted five bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of 750 V DC third rail electric multiple-units for use on its ‘Metro’ network of suburban services in southeast London and Kent. They are: Alstom; CAF; Hitachi; Siemens Mobility; ...

  • LNER trains and passengers at London King's Cross station (Photo LNER)
    Rail Business UK

    Train operators launch joint innovation programme


    UK: Four train operators are to run a joint programme giving technology companies the opportunity to demonstrate AI, telecoms, quantum and other innovations in a real-world rail environment. The Future Labs programme is to be run by the government-owned operators LNER, Northern, Southeastern and TransPennine Express ...

  • Upgraded Class 375 trains
    Rail Business UK

    £10m Class 375 refresh completed


    Photos: Southeastern UK: Southeastern has completed the refurbishment of the 112 Class 375 Electrostar EMUs it leases from Eversholt Rail. The EMUs were built by Bombardier/ADtranz in Derby and introduced by Connex South Eastern in 2001-05. The refresh covers installation of at-seat ...

  • Southeastern app (Photo Southeastern)
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    Accessibility options added to Southeastern journey planner


    UK: Southeastern has added features to its app and online journey planner which are designed to make it easier to plan accessible journeys. A Passenger Assistance booking tool has been integrated with the journey planner and can be used to request help with getting on and ...

  • Social Mobility Action Plan launch event (Photo Southeastern)
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    Southeastern launches Social Mobility Action Plan


    UK: Southeastern says it is the first UK rail operator to publish a Social Mobility Action Plan. Southeastern worked with The Purpose Coalition on the plan, which is based a framework of ‘Purpose Goals’ mapping out 14 barriers to opportunity. These include various life stages alongside ...

  • Southeastern Class 375 Electrostar at Penge Tunnel (Photo Southeastern)
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    Southeastern introduces digital season tickets


    UK: Southeastern has introduce digital season tickets, branded sTickets, which passengers can buy through its website and app and store on their smartphone. Weekly, monthly, annual, flexi, custom period and child tickets are available for Southeastern routes, except where the ticket allows travel on Transport for ...

  • Accessible station toilet (Photo Southeastern)
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    Stoma Friendly improvements at Southeastern station toilets


    UK: Southeastern has upgraded the accessible toilets at 71 stations to Colostomy UK’s Stoma Friendly standards, which are designed to help people change their stoma bags without hassle or embarrassment. Features include a hook on the door to hang clothing, handbags and luggage; shelf space to ...

  • Southeastern refurbished Class 395 EMU interior
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    First Class 395 refurbishment completed


    UK: The first of Southeastern’s 29 six-car Class 395 electric multiple-units has returned to service following an interior refresh. Unit 395 012 entered the operator’s Ashford depot on June 12 and re-emerged on August 14. The £27m programme, which is being carried out in partnership with ...

  • Thanet Parkway Platform
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    Thanet Parkway station opens to improve rail options without increasing journey times


    UK: Southeastern’s Thanet Parkway station between Ramsgate and Minster in east Kent opened to passengers on July 31. Development was led by Kent County Council with the aim of improving transport connectivity and supporting the local economy, and the station is expected to be used by ...

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    Battery EMUs envisaged in Southeastern fleet procurement


    UK: Southeastern has invited expressions of interest for the supply of new electric multiple-units.

  • Southeastern Class 395 refubishment (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Class 395 refurbishment to provide a ‘step change in the passenger experience’


    UK: An agreement to refurbish the fleet of 29 six-car Class 395 electric multiple-units used on services from London St Pancras to Kent has been signed by leasing company Eversholt Rail, operator Southeastern and manufacturer Hitachi Rail. The £27m programme to provide a ‘step change in ...

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    Southeastern scraps first class in timetable revision to meet changed demand


    UK: Southeastern has announced that it is to abolish first class travel with effect from December 11 2022, as part of timetable changes which aim to provide a ‘simpler, more reliable’ service and reflect the way people now travel following the pandemic. First class seating is ...

    Rail Business UK

    Safety was managed well in Class 800 cracking crisis, finds ORR


    UK: Rail industry processes ensured that passenger safety was not compromised following the discovery of bodyshell cracks on the Hitachi-built Class 800 series trainsets in May 2021, according to a report published by the Office of Rail & Road on April 7.

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    Govia gets £23·5m penalty for Southeastern contract breach


    UK: The government has imposed a £23·5m penalty on Govia’s London & South Eastern Railway Ltd over a ‘serious breach’ of its former Southeastern passenger franchise agreement. In 2021 the Department for Transport found evidence that LSER had deliberately concealed over £25m of historic government funding ...

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    ‘Serious errors’ made by Southeastern franchisee


    UK: Serious errors were made by Govia’s Southeastern franchisee London & South Eastern Railway Ltd in its engagement with the Department for Transport over several years, a review commissioned by the chairs of shareholders Go-Ahead Group and Keolis UK has found.

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    Compensation sought in legal action over London zone boundary tickets


    UK: Legal claims have been brought against current and past South Eastern and South Western franchisees over claims that passengers were overcharged because fares from the London zone boundaries to stations outside the zones were not readily available for purchase by Travelcard holders. The Competition Appeal Tribunal ...

  • Southeastern Siemens Mobility Class 707 EMU (Photo Southeastern)
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    SE Trains takes over Southeastern services


    UK: Southeastern services were transferred to the SE Trains subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort when the directly-awarded management contract held by Govia’s London South Eastern Railway expired at 02.00 on October 17. DfT had an option to extend the contract to ...

  • The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16.
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    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’


    UK: The Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of Southeastern services after Govia’s current management contract expires on October 16. The government’s decision follows an investigation of profit sharing agreements, which found that more than £25m of historic taxpayer ...

  • Eversholt Rail Southeastern Class 375
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    Biotoilet trial in Southeastern EMU modification programme


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Southeastern franchisee LSER a contract undertake modifications to its fleet of 112 Bombardier Transportation Class 375 Electrostar electric multiple-units to upgrade onboard systems and meet franchise commitments. The programme is worth up to £10m. It will include replacing the ...

  • Southeastern Class 395s Medway
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    Southeastern Managing Director named


    UK: The Go-Ahead Group has announced the appointment of Southeastern Managing Director David Statham as Strategy Director from October, overseeing business strategy across the group’s rail, bus and public transport activities including its response to climate change. David Statham Go-Ahead recently announced ...