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Samaritans training course inspires marathon challenge

Samaritans training course inspires marathon challenge

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 12:57 BST

​Celia Clark, Customer Experience Manager at Govia Thameslink Railway, is running her first full marathon in April in support of the Samaritans, after taking part in a training course with the charity on how to help vulnerable people on the railway.

Southern makes autistic boy's day with visit to depot

Southern makes autistic boy's day with visit to depot

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 10:10 BST

Southern gives 10-year-old a special visit during Autism Awareness Month

GTR improves station accessibility with latest projects

GTR improves station accessibility with latest projects

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 09:30 BST

​Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is delighted to announce the completion of a number of upgrade projects at stations across the network to improve access for all passengers

Passengers advised to travel earlier this evening

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2019 16:58 BST

Passengers on Great Northern and Thameslink trains running through Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace are being advised to travel earlier if possible this evening

Charity works with Southern to improve access at Eastbourne train station

Charity works with Southern to improve access at Eastbourne train station

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 12:38 BST

Following the success of their trip with Southern Railway in April last year, a group from Possability People attended their third 'Try a Train' event from Brighton to Hampden Park via Eastbourne, hosted by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

GTR welcomes funding announcement for step-free access at stations

GTR welcomes funding announcement for step-free access at stations

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 12:44 BST

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has welcomed the announcement that seven stations will receive funding to make them step-free and accessible to all its passengers. A further four stations where earlier bids for funding were initially deferred have now been given the green light.

GTR working to narrow the gender pay gap

News   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:13 BST

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) remains focused on narrowing the gender pay gap and has set an industry-leading target to improve gender balance; 21 per cent of our workforce will be female in 2021.

New station concourse opens at Elstree & Borehamwood

New station concourse opens at Elstree & Borehamwood

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 16:04 BST

First phase of £1.5m station redevelopment opens on schedule

Pay as you go with Contactless and Oyster convenience extends to Hertford North

Pay as you go with Contactless and Oyster convenience extends to Hertford North

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 14:20 BST

Pay as you go with Contactless and Oyster arrived at Hertford North, Bayford and Cuffley today (Tuesday, 2 April) giving Great Northern passengers greater convenience, with cheaper fares for all single and most return journeys to London Terminals on weekdays. Passengers now have the option of using pay as you go with Oyster or contactless cards or devices.

​Great Northern thanks Royston Community Association and Fire Service for passenger support

​Great Northern thanks Royston Community Association and Fire Service for passenger support

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2019 14:54 GMT

Great Northern has donated a total of £750 to thank Royston Community Association and the local Fire Service for their help in assisting passengers who were stranded when a falling tree hit their train near Royston during the severe weather just before Christmas.

Britain’s oldest electric trains replaced with £240m new fleet

Britain’s oldest electric trains replaced with £240m new fleet

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2019 15:51 GMT

For the first time in 40 years, passengers are riding on new trains in the tunnels to London Moorgate, as Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) begins to replace mainland Britain’s oldest electric rail fleet

GTR Kicks Off New Railway Football League

GTR Kicks Off New Railway Football League

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 14:44 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which operates Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, is supporting a new amateur football league which will see railway teams from across the network playing for the inaugural title.

Puccino’s has arrived at Eastbourne station

Puccino’s has arrived at Eastbourne station

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 14:55 GMT

Passengers at Eastbourne station have been welcomed to complimentary drinks and pastries courtesy of the latest retailer to arrive at the station, Puccino’s.

2,000 more Thameslink seats for Cambridge and Brighton commuters

2,000 more Thameslink seats for Cambridge and Brighton commuters

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2019 11:44 GMT

Thameslink will be doubling the frequency of the new Cambridge-Brighton cross-London service so that two trains an hour will run in each direction. Weekend Thameslink trains also receive a significant boost with 180 extra services on Saturday and 100 extra on Sunday.

​Safety at Foxton is fun for young travel ambassadors

​Safety at Foxton is fun for young travel ambassadors

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 17:00 GMT

Six Hertfordshire schoolchildren enjoyed a fun, hands-on railway safety lesson on a trip to Foxton signal box and level crossing this week [Monday 4 March].

Calling at all stations to equality: UK’s largest rail company launches recruitment campaign to increase diversity on the railways

Calling at all stations to equality: UK’s largest rail company launches recruitment campaign to increase diversity on the railways

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2019 11:46 GMT

GTR has launched the UK’s biggest rail recruitment campaign to attract more women and young people to consider a rewarding career in rail

Elstree & Borehamwood Station redevelopment on schedule

Elstree & Borehamwood Station redevelopment on schedule

News   •   Mar 04, 2019 10:20 GMT

Latest from project site featuring passenger improvements

​GTR creates more parking space at Biggleswade station

​GTR creates more parking space at Biggleswade station

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 14:33 GMT

Improvements are being made to the car park at Biggleswade station

Time-saving passenger smartcard rolled out to stations between Leigh and Nutfield

Time-saving passenger smartcard rolled out to stations between Leigh and Nutfield

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 13:46 GMT

Southern Rail’s time-saving, secure smartcard, The Key, can now be used at five additional stations, on the route between Leigh and Nutfield