Major sections of the regions rail network will be shut down yet again between Christmas and the New Year, it was revealed today.
Rail companies have been criticised for not paying passengers enough compensation for train delays.
The rail firm Southeastern has said it has almost doubled the number of seats on its services to cope with extra demand during the Olympics.
Disruption on Southeastern between Ramsgate and St Pancras International due to signalling problem at Folkestone Central. Services are currently at a stand between Dover Priory and Ashford International. Southeastern are currently looking to source replacement buses.
The father of a baby girl born on a train packed full of commuters during rush hour in Kent has said: "It feels like I'm on cloud nine."
Allan Stanley, 21, was travelling back to his mother's home with her and his partner Sonia Banks, 22, when the contractions started.
Moments later, on Thursday night's 18:18 London to Kent train, Miss Banks gave birth to a "perfectly healthy" 6lb 13oz baby called Phoebe.
Disruption on Southeastern between Kentish Town and Sevenoaks due to overhead line problems at Radlett. Tickets being accepted on local bus routes and London Underground services. All Kentish Town services are suspended.
Trains are still running Victoria-Sevenoaks. Buses are running Sevenoaks-Otford via Bat & Ball. Disruption is expected all day today. Also affecting First Capital Connect and East Midlands Trains.
Southeastern and Southern rail services are expected to face some disruption tomorrow, according to the train operators.
Southern is introducing a special timetable which means there will be fewer services on some routes.
Southeastern is today experiencing some snow related problems but all lines are running.
Tomorrow the company is planning to cancel a number of early morning services to enable longer trains to run which reduces the possibility of failures.
An army of Southeastern staff volunteers are out at stations in Kent and Sussex to try to clear them of ice and snow.
The company says many workers have turned up at stations to carry out the work in an attempt to reduce the risk of injury for passengers.
Full details will be on the companies' websites later.
South West Trains and First Great Western will be operating as many services as possible but passengers are advised to check later tonight for any potential problems.
Chiltern Railways says significant snowfall is expected over the next 24 hours.
A spokesman said: "We will be running our regular timetable, but there is a risk we may experience delays and short notice cancellations. Please check before travelling."
Advance Warning for Monday 21st January 2013 - No service on South West Trains between Ascot and Ash Vale, between Virginia Water and Weybridge, between Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads and between Guildford and Leatherhead due to poor weather conditions.
All other routes are open, but there is no train service at Addlestone, Bagshot, Beaulieu Road, Camberley, Chertsey, Frimley, Longcross and Upper Halliford.
Normal service resumed on Southeastern between Dover Priory and Faversham following earlier signalling problem at Canterbury East.
Delays of up to 20 minutes on Southeastern between London Bridge and Dartford, and between London Bridge and Orpington due to adverse weather conditions at London Bridge. All services through London Bridge subject to delays.
Delays of up to 30 minutes on Southeastern between Gravesend and London Charing Cross due to signalling problem between Northfleet and Dartford. Trains can now run on London-bound lines but at a reduced speed. There is no estimate for normal service.
The rail operator Southeastern has welcomed Network Rail's plans for the next five years. The firm said that the proposals submitted to the Office of Rail Regulation for Kent would help drive the regional and national economy; and help make Britain’s railway one of the most efficient in Europe.
“We welcome the investment and improvement works set out today by Network Rail. We’re working in an alliance to improve rail services in Kent and south east London and this strategic plan builds on the large amount of work that has been completed and currently underway.
– Southeastern spokesman
“Since Southeastern commenced running the rail franchise we have increased the number of services and improved punctuality on this part of the network to the best ever performance. We’re now seeing over 91.8 percent of trains arriving on time, calling at all stations. We’re not complacent, and know that there is more work to do and this investment will enable us to further improve reliability and meet the growing demand for our rail services.”