East Coast Digital Programme hits major milestone as section commissioned
In a big step forward for the East Coast Digital Programme, new technology has now been successfully commissioned between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, bringing digital signalling on the East Coast Main Line a step closer.
Passengers get up to 5,000 extra seats a day as Southern uses customer feedback to redesign West Coastway timetable and attract people back to rail
New Southern West Coastway train timetable has more frequent trains (with up to 5,000 extra seats a day), that are more punctual and reliable, and with many faster journeys.
Blind villager helps Great Northern and Thameslink promote assistance service at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations
A blind villager from Melbourn is helping Thameslink and Great Northern promote a new service for disabled passengers and other customers who need assistance at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations
Further upgrades planned to Midland Main Line in February and March
Network Rail will be carrying out major upgrades to the Midland Main Line across four weekends in February and March resulting in some changes to East Midlands Railway and Thameslink services.
Free train travel up for grabs as rail operator seeks out new fans on TikTok
Responding to the growing trend of people discovering new destinations on TikTok, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), is launching two of its brands – Southern and Thameslink – onto the social media platform.
To celebrate the launch of the new accounts, GTR is offering TikTok users the chance to join in on an interactive race across its rail network, in a contest dubbed ‘Destination Dash’, for the
Station shops signal green shoots of economic recovery
Govia Thameslink Railway, operator of Great Northern and Thameslink, has welcomed two new retail businesses to Hatfield station. The retailers have opened for trade in units that had been empty for some time.
Emergency work to stabilise a cutting near Fareham in southeast Hampshire completed – but buses will again replace trains between Eastleigh and Fareham next week
Network Rail has thanked customers travelling between Eastleigh and Fareham for their patience while emergency works to stabilise a cutting took place. Engineers will return to Fareham for the second time from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February to carry out major track renewal works, which means that buses will replace trains.
Passengers reminded that upgrades for East Coast Digital Programme will affect Great Northern and Thameslink services on two weekends and two working days in February
Engineering work to install state-of-the-art digital signalling will close sections of the East Coast Main Line between London and Peterborough for two weekends and two working days in February
Rail operator welcomes 50% increase in female apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week
Govia Thameslink Railway celebrates 50% jump in number of females starting apprenticeship courses with the company.
Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February), Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of females starting an apprenticeship. GTR welcomed a total of 176 new starters in 2023, with 60 of these coming from female applicants, representing a
Major work re-planned for South London new signalling switch-on
The switch-on of a new signalling system in South London, which was due to close large parts of the National Rail and London Overground networks from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, is being re-planned to later in 2024. Trains in the Tooting, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye areas will now run as normal from Monday 12 through to Friday 16 February.
Leatherhead station in Surrey will soon benefit from two new 16-person capacity lifts and a new footbridge which will make the station fully accessible
Rail users in Surrey will soon benefit from step-free access at Leatherhead station as Network Rail announces accessibility upgrades starting this January.
Network Rail will be carrying out vital reliability upgrades between Portsmouth and Fareham over the February half term
Network Rail is reminding customers to plan ahead and allow plenty of time as buses replace South Western Railway, Great Western Railway and Southern trains between Southampton Central and Havant, Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour, and Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour, this February half term.