A multi-million pound competition to run rail services through the Thames Valley has been scrapped. Instead, First Great Western who currently run the franchise on the Great Western Mainline will continue to run trains for up to another three years.
Southern and First Capital Connect's franchises in Surrey and Sussex are also being delayed.
More top news
Tuesday's weather for the west of the region
Tuesday's weather for the east of the region
The government is consulting on proposals to introduce an hourly fast train in parts of the south east - not stopping at some stations