Southern gives life lessons in rail to 7,000 more schoolchildren

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 11:49 BST

Southern Railway, run by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), gave more than 7,000 schoolchildren lessons in safe independent travel over the past year through its expanding Go-Learn scheme. Over 17,000 youngsters from Sussex and Surrey have now benefited


Southern invests in new community rail partnership on south coast

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2018 15:01 BST


Rail passengers urged to check before they travel in the South East this Easter weekend

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 10:08 BST

​Network Rail has issued this press release about engineering work that will affect our services this Easter:

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Easter rail services with Great Northern

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:53 BST

On Good Friday, 30 March, and Easter Monday, 2 April, Great Northern will be running an enhanced Saturday service.

The following changes will be made at the weekend:

  • Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday: Moorgate services diverted into King's Cross
  • Easter Sunday: buses all day between Royston and Cambridge

Network Rail is upgrading the track on the Moorgate route and improving safety at Shepreth level crossing.

A spokesman for Great Northern, which is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway, said: "We wish all our passengers a happy Easter and advise them to check before they travel because of this important engineering work by Network Rail."

For more information, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

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GTR passengers ride UK’s first self-drive mainline train

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 12:58 BST


​Best-selling author launches Bedford station book exchange

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2018 13:55 GMT

Thameslink platform staff and Bedford residents have teamed up to create a free book exchange at the town station for passengers and staff


Patrick Verwer to replace Nick Brown as COO of Govia Thameslink Railway

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 12:40 GMT

Patrick Verwer will join Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) as Chief Operating Officer, replacing Nick Brown.


World-first for ATO on mainline railway

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 15:46 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and Siemens have scored a world-first by running ATO (Automatic Train Operation) over ETCS (European Train Control System) on the mainline railway in passenger service


Rail-charity partnership a real life-saver

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2018 15:45 GMT

The Sussex Heart Charity invests £100,000 in AEDs across Southern’s railway stations


Blue plaque at Seaford station commemorates West Indian soldiers

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 11:26 GMT

​A blue plaque unveiled at Seaford station on Commonwealth Day this week was dedicated to the regiment of soldiers from the West Indies who were posted to Seaford during WWI.