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​Open sesame at Elstree & Borehamwood station

Press Release   •   Feb 14, 2017 11:13 GMT

Thameslink commuters have an easier journey through Elstree & Borehamwood station now that the rail operator has widened the doorway.

Andrew Sidgwick, Thameslink's Programme Manager, said: "We wanted to do something about congestion getting in and out of the station booking hall in the rush hour. The finishing touches are still being applied but passengers are already noticing the difference.

"We've been steadily improving the station at Elstree & Borehamwood for our passengers with a new station forecourt, bus interchange and passenger footbridge with lifts.

"This, along with the close working partnership we have with the community, including the fabulous work of First Impressions, has led to many improvements and a welcoming gateway to the town.

"Next up is a feasibility study we're working on to replace the entire station building with a more modern, spacious structure that would deliver still further benefits to the thriving community."


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Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:

  • Thameslink – services between Bedford and Brighton, Luton/St Albans and Sutton, Wimbledon and Sevenoaks
  • Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
  • Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
  • Gatwick Express – Fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria
  • GTR is now the largest rail franchise in the UK in terms of passenger numbers, trains, revenue and staff: GTR carries about 326 million passenger journeys per year, employs around 6,500 people and generates annual passenger revenues of approximately £1.3bn.

    The GTR investment programme for stations includes funding for more CCTV, toilet refurbishments, new retail facilities, help points and car park improvements – as well as plans for increased motorcycle storage and improved transport integration.,,