Hundreds of millions of pounds is being spent improving speed and capacity on the region's railways. Making them fit for the 21st Century.
But some passengers say many stations are stuck firmly in the past, with little or no access for people in wheelchairs.
Reading West station - just a mile from the town centre, is being upgraded as part of a multi-million pound electrification programme. However, Network Rail says disabled access there isn't a priority.
Reading West isn't the only station to fall well short. Tilehurst, Thatcham, Earley and Newbury Racecourse to name a few all have steps-only access to some platforms.
And campaigners say that's unacceptable. Mel Bloor reports.
Rochester train station will be lifted into the air this Easter as part of a £147m scheme to improve the railway line.
The underpass that will be created will provide a public link between Corporation Street, Rochester and river Medway as well as the station's platforms.
Network Rail’s head of communications for London and the South East, Nicky Hughes, said: “The work we are doing at Rochester will result in a fantastic new station and a more reliable railway – however we also realise that the disruption will not be welcome for passengers travelling over Easter.
"We have to do the work when the railway is less busy, and Easter gives us four full days and nights where we can undertake big engineering projects while affecting the least passengers."
The designs for a new station at Bicester Town have been released. The plans include two new platforms, an improved station approach with cycle parking and bus stops. Work on the station is expected to be completed by summer 2015.
Rob Brighouse, Managing Director at Chiltern Railways said: "Our brand new station at Bicester Town is part of our innovative project to build a new rail line between Oxford and London Marylebone.
Our investment provides the growing town of Bicester with two stations providing trains to London bringing more opportunities to travel and new transport connections for people in Oxfordshire."**
Chiltern Railways will be running a bus replacement service from 15 February 2014 whilst work goes on to construct the new line between Bicester and Oxford.
Work to ease a car parking crisis at three Hampshire train stations is expected to cause months of disruption for rail passengers.
Double decks are being built at Farnborough, Fleet and Winchester. However the number of parking spaces available will be reduced while the work is being carried out.
The first phase of the new £895m Reading Station is almost complete.3,600 workers are on the project racing against time to get four new platforms and new station buildings ready for April.
The first phase of building work to upgrade Reading station is almost complete. There will be five additional platforms as part of the £900 million project. However there could be further disruption while key work takes place over Easter.
The footage above shows some of the progress so far.
*Police are trying to identify ten men after two men were left badly injured in a fight at Parkstone railway station in Dorset on Saturday. *
Detective Constable Matt Bevan said: “Around 1.30am, two couples were arguing on Platform 2 at the station but members of station staff and passengers stepped in to diffuse the situation.
“As things began to calm down, a group of between five and ten men decided to get involved and a fight broke out, resulting in two of the men that had diffused the situation being knocked unconscious.
“This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on two men who were simply trying to help out in an unrelated matter. It is vital we identify those responsible and we hope the public can help us do so. “If you recognise the men, or have any information about the incident, please get in touch
You can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40