Network Rail today committed to continuing the biggest investment in infrastructure since the Victorian era, reducing costs and delivering more passengers on time than ever before.
Network Rail’s strategic business plan for the Kent has been submitted to the Office of Rail Regulation, sets out a number of proposals which will help drive the local, regional and national economy and help make Britain’s railway one of the most efficient in Europe.
A spokesman for Southeastern said:
“We welcome the investment and improvement works set out today by Network Rail. We’re working in an alliance to improve rail services in Kent and south east London and this strategic plan builds on the large amount of work that has been completed and currently underway.
“Since Southeastern commenced running the rail franchise we have increased the number of services and improved punctuality on this part of the network to the best ever performance. We’re now seeing over 91.8 percent of trains arriving on time, calling at all stations. We’re not complacent, and know that there is more work to do and this investment will enable us to further improve reliability and meet the growing demand for our rail services.”
Details of the announcement are available on the Network Rail website.