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Rail workers march against potential cuts

Protesters marched through Southampton today as part of a campaign against threats to railway services.

Members of the RMT and other unions say new franchises for private operators will mean increased fares, cuts to the number of trains, and a reduction in jobs. They claim there's public support for re-nationalisation of the rail industry.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash spoke to ITV Meridian.

Southeastern trains to carry on running for three and a half years

The Government announced today that Southeastern will continue to run trains in Kent and East Sussex. Some travellers have expressed surprise at the decision - and even the Rail Minister herself who made the announcement, admitted the company had failed its customers too often in the past.

But that IS the past the company insisted. And today Southeastern promised big improvements, with more services, more high speed trains, and better stations.

Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Rail Minister Claire Perry, Hastings & Rye MP Amber Rudd, and Ashford MP Damian Green.

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Update on delays on South West Trains services today

A major signalling problem in the Wimbledon area blocked both of the lines away from London Waterloo - all lines now open again. South West Trains are making changes to services to try and mitigate delays._ _

  • London Waterloo to Dorking services will not run in either direction from 13:24 until further notice.
  • London Waterloo to Hampton Court will not run in either direction from 13:06 until further notice.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham services will call additionally at Berrylands in both directions.
  • Train services between London Waterloo and Salisbury/Exeter/Bristol will not run between Basingstoke and London Waterloo. Customers will need to change trains at Basingstoke to complete their journey.

Disruption on South West Trains until 7pm

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