Southeastern gets smarter - and safer

Southeastern has begun design work on a standardised meeting room for many of its stations, as well as embarking upon a £1.5 million smartening-up programme that will provide CCTV cameras to better protect depots and stabling points.

Gillingham, Gravesend and Herne Bay have been singled out for new seating, heating and lighting, passenger information systems, charging points and interior decoration.

The booking hall at Canterbury East will be refurbished, as will the customer toilets at Lewisham. 

And Margate and Ramsgate will have their waiting areas decluttered and redecorated.

The safety of operating staff is high on Southeastern’s agenda, with £330,000 promised in surveillance equipment to reduce trespass and vandalism. 

General improvements will also be made to supervisors’ and information points, as well as staff areas at Chatham, Deal, Hastings, Lewisham, London Cannon Street, Margate, Maidstone East, New Cross, Rainham, Rochester, Sidcup, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tunbridge Wells, West Dulwich, and Woolwich Arsenal.

Some 34 car parks will also get energy-saving LED lighting that will dim down when no one is in the vicinity.


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  • Güntürk Üstün - 13/03/2022 21:13

    At the end of February, Southeastern’s continuing investment in a better railway to encourage passengers back to public transport is highlighted with serious work set to begin (and to be completed by April) on modernised facilities for passengers and measures to improve the security of the railway. The DfT OLR Holdings (DOHL) owned train operator's loyal and new passengers will surely benefit from this investment going to the places where it is needed the most to make station environments across is network more comfortable, and more attractive, and reduce its own carbon footprint. Dr. Güntürk Üstün

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