A Government decision to review the way rail franchises are awarded has delayed the awarding of new contracts to run the region's trains.
The rail operator First Great Western is being forced to pay compensation to passengers after almost 20% of its trains were late.
Network Rail has released the latest information on train punctuality, new figures show almost one in three trains in the south runs late.
Delays of up to one hour on Southern between Brighton and Victoria, and between Littlehampton and Victoria due to signalling problem between Preston Park and Hassocks. Tickets being accepted on First Capital Connect and London Underground services.
Cleaners working for First Great Western are to go on strike again this Friday.
It's the second strike in two weeks with workers protesting over pay and conditions.
The strike is planned to last 24 hours.
A person has been hit by a train, causing all rail services to and from Waterloo train station to be badly disrupted.
The incident was near Surbiton.
Tens of thousands of commuters will face the train delays.
Network Rail say the problems are now starting to clear but will continue for another 2 hours.
There has been a massive rise in passengers using trains in the region according to figures just out from the Rail Regulator.
The figures for the first three months of the financial year show a rise of almost 9% in the South East.
There were 267 million journeys in the period, the highest ever.
The Office of Rail Regulation said, "The main reason behind the increase is the growth in advance and season ticket travel across all operators within this sector."
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Twenty replica models of steam trains and carriages are up for auction in Berkshire.
The models will go under the hammer at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions in Newbury.
They are expected to fetch up to £200,000.
We spoke to Michael Matthews, a Steam Model Consultant about the replicas.
Rail passengers in the South will be able to buy part time season pickets as part of plans announced by the transport minister Norman Baker.
It will mean passengers who work three or four days a week will no longer have to pay for full monthly or annual season tickets.
The scheme will be piloted in London next year.
The transport minister Norman Baker talked to us about the new tickets.
A train company has been fined £75,000 after they failed to protect the safety of passengers trapped on a broken down train at Dock Junction, London, in May 2011.
A First Capital Connect service from Brighton to Bedford lost power and became stranded for three hours.
The Office of Rail Regulation found that the company had not planned its response to deal with stranded trains or to provide those on board with accurate information.
Passengers had to call National Rail Enquiries for updates. They were also told that a rescue train would be coming during the three hours they were stranded, but it never did.
The British Transport Police are looking for a man who exposed himself and performed an indecent act in front of a woman and her child on a train in Kent.
Detective Constable Andy Parkinson, from BTP's Public Protection Unit said:
– Detective Constable Andy Parkinson, British Transport Police Public Protection Unit
The man we are looking for exposed himself and performed an indecent act in front of a woman between Dartford and Chatham, before doing the same thing a while later in front of a woman and her small children between Gillingham and Gravesend.
In the second incident, the man exposed himself and performed an indecent act whilst staring at one of the children. The group moved many times, but the man followed the family around the train until the woman and her children ran from the service at Gravesend station.”
Officers are keen to speak to other passengers who may have been on the train at the time or who may have seen what happened.