​Govia Thameslink reunites biker with charity that saved his life

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 16:26 GMT

Motorcyclist Greg Gregory has been reunited with the East Anglian Air Ambulance fundraising team, a year and a half after the service saved his life following a motorbike accident.

Sussex and Surrey passengers reminded to check before travelling over the festive period as Network Rail takes to the tracks for major railway upgrades

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 09:58 GMT

London Victoria will be closed this Christmas and New Year to Southern and Gatwick Express services. Network Rail has issued this important news release to media.

Govia Thameslink’s fundraising sees Christmas come early to children’s hospice

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 10:47 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has presented its latest fundraising donation of £6,176 to Chestnut Tree House Hospice, the only children’s hospice in Sussex.

​Cricklewood station mural celebrates female achievers and 100 years of women’s suffrage

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 09:38 GMT

A mural has been created at Cricklewood station as a tribute to the famous aviator Amy Johnson, who lived nearby. The mural, by renowned urban artist Lakwena, is one of 20 installations across London celebrating remarkable local women to mark the centenary of the first steps in women’s suffrage in the UK.

Southern helps first-class florist’s dreams blossom at Horley station

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 10:05 GMT

A new florist's shop, run by former law enforcement officer Gavin Lambert, has opened at Horley Station, located on the Brighton Main Line

Winter timetable to be introduced on Thameslink and Great Northern from Monday 10 December

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 11:58 GMT

​From Monday 10 December, passengers on Thameslink and Great Northern will benefit from 200 additional weekday services

GTR response to Transport Select Committee report

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 00:01 GMT


Responding to the Transport Select Committee’s report into the May timetable changes (also embargoed as above), Patrick Verwer, Chief Executive of Govia Thameslink Railway, said: 

“We acknowledge the report by the Transport Select Committee into the industry-wide issues surrounding the introduction of the May timetable.

“We have made some significant improvements, particularly in providing information for passengers, following a preliminary investigation by the industry regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.

“We are very sorry for the disruption the May timetable caused and have already processed compensation claims for 68,000 season ticket holders, with the deadline for claims extended to 31 January 2019.

“Since July, services on Thameslink and Great Northern have become more stable and reliable. Next week we will begin to introduce 200 mainly off-peak services to complete the phased roll-out of the May weekday timetable, bringing the total number of daily weekday services to 3,600.”


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GTR on track with projects to deliver more accessible railway

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 14:03 GMT

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Govia Thameslink Railway announces that it is on track to deliver a raft of upgrades across the network by March 2019 through its stations accessibility fund to improve access for all passengers

​GTR and The Prince’s Trust help eight disadvantaged young people find work on the railways

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 12:08 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway has offered eight young people jobs with Thameslink and Southern Railway after they graduated on Monday from a four-week work experience programme run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.

Non-season ticket holders urged to claim compensation for May timetable issues

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 11:10 GMT

From today, part-time workers and other regular travellers on Thameslink and Great Northern affected by disruption following the introduction of the May 2018 timetable can claim additional compensation