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South East upgrade

We’re investing a record £1.25bn to upgrade track, signalling, embankments, structures, stations and depots to give passengers in Kent and South East London better journeys, with fewer delays.

We’ll invest a quarter of a billion pounds to improve Lewisham station and the track and signalling through the area, as well as another billion-pound investment to upgrade the network in Kent and South East London.

The funding will tackle decades of under investment in the Kent network, replacing ageing equipment with new and more reliable technology to support improving train performance and keeping people moving for decades to come.

Key statistics

£340 million on track and junctions

£235 million on signalling work

£75 million on earthworks

£20 million on drainage improvements

£238 million on electrical and power supply improvements

£177 million replacing or refurbishing our structures

£133 million on buildings

Key projects

Upgrade work

Major projects

Keeping you on the move

Record investment means that we’ll be doing more work to improve the railway than ever before.  We’ll do most of the work when trains are not running,  but will need to work at weekends and on bank holidays.

If you are planning to travel at the weekend or on a bank holiday, please don’t get caught out.  Always check before you travel at National Rail enquiries or with your train operator, Southeastern or Thameslink.

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For more information or to get in touch with us, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

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