Going to the South East, go by train


When you have a city like London and there are millions of people living, touring and working here every day, it goes without saying that the rail networks have to be accurate and in full working order. There are many lines for you to choose from to get about the city, not only the underground, which is the fastest form of travel, but also the over head rail networks. The south Eastern railway for instance, it covers many areas including; London, Kent, and some parts of east Sussex, it has over 170 stations.

It is one of the busiest rail networks in the country, let alone the city, and if you really want to move with speed then you are in luck as they have the UK’s only high speed trains. Getting from one place to another has never been quicker and more efficient.

Many people worry about the rail networks in London, they often think that you have to have special cards to get about, this isn’t true, no matter where you are, if you are traveling in and around London you can pre book tickets on line, you can check out train time tables to make the most of your time, you can also purchase tickets in each of the stations.

The South Eastern Railway was originally created back in 1836, the company formed a rail network to make a commute easier and more possible between London and Dover,  since then it has expanded dramatically and now has over 1000 miles of track, it is the same length as traveling from London to Dundee and back. Imagine all those miles crammed into one area of London rail networks. It’s an impressive thought when you lay out the entire tracks like that.

The wonderful thing about the South East line is that they are not afraid to spend money on improving the lines and links, they have spent over £120m in 8 years. This is a substantial amount of money when it comes to the rail networks in London.

You should be able to enjoy your time in and around the city, being delayed or not knowing the trains can be a stressful time, especially if you are going to be late for a meeting or if you are travelling with children. For an easy stress free time, traveling through the city make sure you book tickets in advance and know your routes, get familiar with the maps and the train lines.  This will make your train journey much more relaxing and enjoyable.