Train operator Southern up for a clutch of awards

Uckfield rail line train operator Southern is chasing honours in six categories at the national Rail Business Awards.

Three of its stations have been short-listed for excellence including the new station building at East Grinstead.

In the Technological Innovation award, Southern’s smartcard, the key, has been shortlisted. Since the pilot, Southern has increased the availability of the smartcard to almost 100 stations while introducing Anytime and Off-Peak single and return tickets for the first time.

There are also nominations in the young station manager category and the training and development categories.

Winners will be announced on February 27, 2014.

In a separate awards competition, Southern’s smartcard has been shortlisted in three categories of the national Ticketing Awards. The winners will be announced on January 27.

Timetable: Southern’s winter timetable came into operation yesterday, December 9. Timings of Uckfield services are unchanged; although the temporary  “leaf fall timetable” is no longer in use.

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