The biggest ever upgrade of the rail network in the South has been announced. The region will get the biggest share of £38bn to be spent before the end of the decade. The priority will be to provide an extra 100,000 seats on routes into London with new track, signals and longer trains.
Reducing overcrowding will be the main priority. The Thames Valley will get £9bn with the line being electrified. Waterloo will see massive development to allow longer trains. Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading, Brighton and much of Kent will all get major improvements.