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TRAVEL - TRAINS: Southeastern revised service

There is a revised rail service on Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford, between London Charing Cross and Gravesend and between London Charing Cross and Orpington due to flooding. All lines have now reopened following disruption caused by heavy rain and thunderstorms across the Southeastern network.

Services are still subject to revisions, delays and cancellations.

TRAVEL - TRAINS: Revised service on South West Trains due to bad weather

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Revised service on South West Trains between London Waterloo and Salisbury due to flooding and signalling problem. London Waterloo to/from Salisbury and Exeter will terminate and start at Basingstoke. Passengers will need to use an alternative train between Basingstoke and London Waterloo.

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When is a late train late? Government to tighten 5 minute window - rail operators could face more fines

Train companies could be fined if services are more than a minute late under new Government rules to cut delays.

At the moment commuter services are allowed to be five minutes behind schedule before they are classed as late and companies are penalised. It is ten minutes for long distance services.

The new measure is one of a number aimed at getting more trains on time.

Currently around 90 per cent of services are classed as being on time to within the five or ten minute rule. But the figure is just 65 per cent when measured to within a minute and it that the Government say the new rules will be aimed at addressing.

Southern rail guards in 24 hr strike over role changes - 900 trains cancelled - 300,000 passengers affected

Southern guards on picket line

Thousands of commuters in the South have once again had to bare the brunt of a bitter dispute on the railways, as a fourth 24-hour strike by train conductors cripples services.

Southern Rail runs two thousand 200 trains a day across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. Today 900 trains were cancelled because of the strike affecting the journeys of 300,000 passengers.

There are calls for the Government tonight to step-in and take action. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

The interviewees are: Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary; and Dyan Crowther, GTR Chief Operating Officer.

Southern Rail guards' strike continues - passenger journeys disrupted

Rail guards' picket line in Brighton as row continues

There are calls for the Government to intervene in the ongoing row between the rail operator Southern and its staff.

The calls for action comes as guards have walked out again in a dispute over driver-only operated trains. Thousands of passengers have had their journeys disrupted with services being cancelled or reduced. But the Rail Minister, Claire Perry MP, has said she does not think it is the Government's job to step in. She has called for an end to the dispute.

The Campaign for Better Transport wrote to the Minister for Rail, Claire Perry MP, and urged her to take action over what the organisation called 'the failing Southern Rail franchise'.

“The ongoing problems with Govia Thameslink need to be urgently addressed. Passengers have now endured many months of cancellations and delays, so it is an outrage that the Government recently amended their franchise agreement to allow even more cancellations.

“The Department for Transport must take urgent action to restore public confidence in the franchise, to ensure passengers receive greatly improved services and appropriate compensation, to enforce franchise commitments, and to agree mechanisms so performance levels do not fall to such levels again. When train operators let down passengers, it is only right that they face penalties.”

– Lianna Etkind, Public Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport

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Commuters stage protest over Southern dispute

It's a bitter rail dispute that's causing travel misery for thousands of the South's commuters. Services on Southern Trains have been crippled for weeks due to an industrial dispute over the planned role of conductors.

Southern has revealed an average of almost 250 trains every day are being cancelled. Ahead of a third day of strike action next Tuesday, union leaders claimed that Southern bosses are deliberately cancelling trains.

But the company's chief executive denied that, saying it will now impose the changes. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Thousands of passengers affected by rail disruption

Tens of thousands of passengers in the Thames Valley have been hit with major disruption after services were cancelled to and from Paddington.

The problems were caused by an empty train derailing at the London station yesterday. The incident meant that two Heathrow Express trains were stuck outside Paddington - blocking the main lines into the station. Thousands of passengers were left stranded or seriously delayed.

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.

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