All Southeastern articles

  • Southeastern
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Serious errors’ made by Southeastern franchisee

    2021-12-14T05:55:00Z

    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.

  • tn gb-southeastern-465-trees 01
    Rail Business UK

    Compensation sought in legal action over London zone boundary tickets

    2021-10-20T12:56:00Z

    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)
    Rail Business UK

    SE Trains takes over Southeastern services

    2021-10-18T12:56:00Z

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    Operator of Last Resort to take over Southeastern after ‘£25m breach of franchise agreement’

    2021-09-28T09:45:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Biotoilet trial in Southeastern EMU modification programme

    2021-09-01T12:44:00Z

    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
    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern Managing Director named

    2021-08-03T13:10:00Z

    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 ...

  • Herne Hill
    Rail Business UK

    Amey Consulting awarded Southeastern estate management contract

    2021-05-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Southeastern has awarded Amey Consulting a property and estate management services contract covering 164 stations. The work will be delivered by Amey Consulting’s AmeyTPT commercial estate team, which specialises in maximising secondary revenues for high footfall facilities such as railway, bus and service stations. ‘Stations ...

  • ·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is
    Rail Business UK

    UK government announces the end of rail franchising

    2020-09-21T08:38:00Z

    UK:·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is no longer working’.

  • tn_gb-20180103-southeastern.jpg
    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern launches SeatFinder

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Southeastern is to provide train loading data to passengers through its app and journey planner, with the launch in September of SeatFinder which uses data based on vehicle weights to produce daily estimates of future loadings. Live departure boards on the website ...

  • The Department for Transport’s disqualification of non-compliant bids for the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast Partnership franchises was lawful, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said when handing down judgment in the High Court on June 17.
    Rail Business UK

    Disqualification of non-compliant franchise bids was lawful, High Court finds

    2020-06-17T15:24:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport’s disqualification of non-compliant bids for the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast Partnership franchises was lawful, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said when handing down judgment in the High Court on June 17. In April 2019 the then Secretary of State for Transport, ...

  • Southeastern train.
    Rail Business UK

    Southeastern given direct award management contract

    2020-03-30T10:34:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has announced a direct award contract for incumbent Govia to continue operating the South Eastern franchise, which covers commuter and regional passenger services between London, Kent and East Sussex. The contract announced on March 30 runs from April 1 2020 to ...

  • Shapps 200302 TM1
    Rail Business UK

    Franchise decisions imminent, as Shapps targets concession model

    2020-03-03T14:13:00Z

    UK: Decisions about the future of the Southeastern and Great Western franchises are set to be announced imminently, according to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.

  • Govia has been directly awarded a new franchise to operate South Eastern services.
    News

    Govia directly awarded new South Eastern franchise

    2014-09-11T08:38:00Z

    UK: Incumbent Govia has been directly awarded a new franchise to operate South Eastern services from the expiry of its current contract on October 12 2014 until June 24 2018, the Department for Transport announced on September 11. The current Integrated Kent franchise has been operated ...

  • News

    Three replacement franchises start

    2006-05-01T10:00:00Z

    UK: Low-key celebrations were held in London on April 3 to mark the start of three replacement train operating franchises. FirstGroup has retained the First Great Western branding for its expanded ’Greater Western’ franchise which combines the FGW Link suburban services and the Wessex Trains regional services formerly run by ...

  • tn_generic-tracks-cz_18.jpg
    News

    Connex loses second UK franchise

    2003-08-01T10:00:00Z

    UK: For the first time since privatisation in the 1990s, a franchise to operate passenger services in Britain has been terminated through default. On June 27, Strategic Rail Authority Chairman Richard Bowker announced that ‘we have given notice to Connex South Eastern that their franchise will terminate ...