The first full week back at work after the summer break started with a Monday of misery for thousands of Thames Valley commuters.
The Government is facing mounting pressure to reconsider its 6.2 per cent rail fare rise for commuters in the South.
The transport network was put to the ultimate test. Indeed, the Government had warned to expect queues and disruption. So, how did it go?
Commuters in the South are facing delays this morning as strikes on the London Tube are underway.
Members walked out last night for 48 hours in protest at the closure of all ticket offices, with the loss of 950 jobs.
Reduced services were running on most lines, whilst many tube stations were closed, causing travel chaos.
The UK's only Green MP is calling for a second train line between Brighton and London. Caroline Lucas says the existing line is overcrowded and under too much strain. Opening up the Lewes to Uckfield route again could be one option - a proposal which has huge support. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
Southern commuters will face a fare rise of 2.87% and Gatwick Express fares will be frozen at the 2013 prices.
The average fare rise will come into effect on 2nd January 2014.
Southern’s Commercial Director, Alex Foulds said: “There is good news for all of our season ticket holders as we have chosen not to use flex, meaning that all our season ticket holders will pay a lower increase.
"It’s also great news for our Gatwick Express passengers as we are freezing fares on the route, and for those looking for cheap off-peak travel, we continue to freeze our cheapest Advance fare at just £5.”
South Eastern have revealed today that as part of the revamp, trains will not be able to stop at London Bridge for more than a year. John Ryall looks at the full impact of the station's long-term closure.
Southeastern has revealed the full scale of the disruption faced by commuters during the three-year revamp of London Bridge railway station. Hundreds of thousands of passengers will be unable to use the station for 18 months solid.
But alongside the shutdown there will be series of service improvements to mitigate the impact. John Ryall spoke to Southeastern's customer services manager Alison Nolan.
Rail commuters are facing more reliable journeys thanks to a revolutionary new train which can replace worn-out tracks five times faster than before.
It's being used on the line between Salisbury and Basingstoke. Penny Silvester has the story.
Video. The frustration of paying for a weekly rail ticket when you only want to travel for three or four days could be about to end. Help is on the way for season ticket holders too.
The fare cutting plans were unveiled by the rail minister and Sussex MP Norman Baker today. Our Transport Correspondent, Mike Pearse reports.
Rail passengers in the South will be able to buy part time season pickets as part of plans announced by the transport minister Norman Baker.
It will mean passengers who work three or four days a week will no longer have to pay for full monthly or annual season tickets.
The scheme will be piloted in London next year.
The transport minister Norman Baker talked to us about the new tickets.
Transport Minister Norman Baker has called on the rail industry to tackle congestion. .
He said: “Climbing on to a very crowded train is an unpleasant experience and I sympathise with passengers using these services.
“I urge train operators to do what they can on these particular trains.”
The ‘top 10’ list of worst-crowded trains is generated from arrivals into 11 major cities during the morning peak between 7am and 10am, and departures during the evening peak of 4pm to 7pm
The top ten most overcrowded train services are
8:27am Heathrow T1, 2, 3 to London Paddington – load factor 165%
6:13pm London Euston to Birmingham New Street – load factor 165%
6:23am Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough – load factor 162%
6:00pm London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour – load factor 161%
7:17am Banbury to London Marylebone – load factor 158%
6:19am Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone – load factor 155%
7:32am Tattenham Corner to London Bridge – load factor 154%
6:15am Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo – load factor 150%
7:09am Henley-on-Thames to London Paddington – load factor 149%
7:10am Haslemere to London Waterloo – load factor 149%