Posts Tagged ‘Southern’

Delays to Southern services due to snow and ice

TweetDue to snowfall overnight, services are currently disrupted across the Southern network on Sunday 5th February. All Southern trains may be delayed across all routes by up to 30 minutes. Southern are planning to run the full advertised timetable today, Sunday 5th February, but with the following alterations: Services between London Victoria and Littlehampton / [...]

Bombardier win £188m contract for new Southern trains

TweetDerby trainmaker Bombardier has been awarded a £188m contract from Southern for the construction of 130 new carriages. The deal was part-funded with an £80m government subsidy. The Department for Transport was criticised when it previously chose German rival Siemens instead of Bombardier as preferred bidder for the £1.4bn Thameslink rail contract. It is hoped [...]

Southern advise against travel to all South London train stations

TweetDue to the serious rioting across numerous South London locations last night, Southern are advising passengers not to travel to or from any South London rail station tonight unless absolutely essential.

Trains not stopping at Peckham Rye due to rioting

TweetDue to further civil disturbances in South London this evening, Southern train services will not be calling at Peckham Rye station until further notice. Passengers are advised that London Transport has suspended and diverted a number of bus services in Peckham and Lewisham this evening so alternative public transport may not be available. Police advise [...]

Southern trains delayed after man climbs on to roof of carriage

TweetA Southern service from Haywards Heath to Littlehampton was brought to a halt near Durrington station in West Sussex at approximately 14:25 on Wednesday 27th July when a man climbed on top of one of the carriages. It is unclear whether the man was a passenger on the train or had climbed on to the [...]

Passenger Focus reveals results of passenger satisfaction survey

TweetPassenger Focus has revealed the results of their passenger satisfaction survey. Passenger Focus, the independent national consumer watchdog for Britain’s rail passengers and England’s bus, coach and tram passengers, surveyed just over 32,000 rail passengers in the Spring of 2011. Rail operators with the highest scores for passenger satisfaction were: First Hull Trains (95%) Heathrow [...]

Person hit by train at Southampton Central – 10th June – delays and cancellations

TweetA person has been hit by a train at Southampton Central. Update at 16:00 As a result, the following service alterations will apply until approximately 19:00 today: There are delays of up to 90 minutes for all South West Trains via Southampton Central Buses are replacing trains between Eastleigh and Brockenhurst and also between Fareham [...]

Rail firms providing commuter trains with missing carriages

TweetAround 100,000 commuters across the UK are squeezing onto overcrowded trains every week because train operators are running commuter trains with less carriages than they should. A study by the Government’s transport select committee found that eleven rail companies are failing to provide the number of seats required by their contracts with the Government. More [...]

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