Figures from Network Rail today reveal record numbers of passengers and investment in rail services across the region over the last year.
The amount spent improving services is almost £3 billion.
Passenger numbers are up around 7% with 3 million journeys every day in the region.
The not for profit company say the biggest investment has been on Brighton line and Kent services, Reading station and upgrading services in the Thames Valley.
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