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Bank holiday rail disruption for passengers - train lines shut for improvement works

Rail engineering works are underway over the bank holiday weekend

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are facing disruptions this bank holiday weekend. Engineering works are taking place on key lines - with no service on the Gatwick Express. The Brighton mainline, South West Trains and Great Western services will also be affected. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

The interviewees are Chris Denham from Network Rail; and Paul Clark, an engineer who has been chosen to appear on the project's awareness posters at stations.


New trains for Gatwick Express in £145m project

New trains on the way for airport service

ITV Meridian can reveal 145 million pounds is being spent on a new generation of trains for the Gatwick Express - that will also serve Brighton.

More than 100 carriages are being built - and the first will enter service within weeks. Our Transport Correspondent, Mike Pearse, has been given exclusive access on board one of the new trains.


Small increase in rail fares from Monday

It's the lowest increase in six years for commuters Credit: ITV

Rail fares go upon on Monday by just over 1%. It's the lowest increase for six years, with the price pegged to low inflation levels. But passenger groups have warned that more work is needed to achieve a 'truly affordable railway', with ticket prices 25% higher than in 2010.

Rail disruption continues for thousands of passengers

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers are facing severe disruption to services as the big shutdown of the region's railway continues: fewer trains, longer journeys and buses replacing rail. Key lines hit are to Gatwick and Brighton to London, services to London Bridge and the lines to Paddington from the Thames Valley. Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Major disruption for rail passengers over Christmas

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers in the South East are preparing to face 10 days of major disruption over the festive break because of engineering works.

The lines from Brighton and Kent to London will be the worst hit.

From late on Christmas Eve until the New Year the region's key lines to the capital will be closed when 20,000 engineers work to upgrade track and signals.

The biggest disruption will be on the line to London Bridge.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has been to the station to see what work will be done and how the £6.5 billion upgrade of the station is progressing.

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