Passengers urged to check every journey before travelling throughout eight-day period of national industrial action
Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern, is warning customers that regrettably there will be no trains on the vast majority of its network on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October owing to national industrial action by the ASLEF union. Services will be affected every day from Friday 30 September to Friday 6 October.
Mark Pavlides joins GTR in new Chief Customer Officer role
Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern, has appointed Mark Pavlides into the new role of Chief Customer Officer
GTR to enhance passenger experience at seven London stations
Seven GTR stations in London will benefit from enhancements funded by the train operator's Station Improvements and Minor Works programmes this financial year. The projects, including cycle parking, customer information and accessibility improvements, are all scheduled to be completed by March 2024.
Angie Doll appointed Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway
Govia Thameslink Railway announces today that Angie Doll is to become its Chief Executive Officer at the end of November, replacing Patrick Verwer who is stepping away from day-to-day management of Britain’s largest rail network
Northern City Line proved ready for digitally signalled passenger service
Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail have successfully demonstrated that the recently installed digital signalling system on the Northern City Line, between Finsbury Park and Moorgate, is ready for passenger service
Passengers are asked to check weekend travel plans this autumn as Cambridge area engineering work continues
Major rail projects to improve the railway infrastructure in the Cambridgeshire area are planned to be carried out over the autumn months, affecting passenger services via Cambridge station on most weekends.
Govia Thameslink Railway and British Transport Police renew commitment to safety on the railway
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has strengthened its partnership with the British Transport Police (BTP) for another year by signing a collaboration agreement, committing both organisations to work together towards shared objectives
Industrial action: Rail passengers warned of severe impact on services this Friday and Saturday
Govia Thameslink Railway is warning people planning to travel this Friday 1 September that there will be no trains on virtually all Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern routes owing to industrial action by the ASLEF union.
Rail passengers reminded to check before travelling during industrial action on Saturday 26 August
Govia Thameslink Railway is urging customers intending to travel this Bank Holiday weekend to plan ahead and check their journeys before setting off, as national strike action by the RMT union will mean train services will be limited across the network on Saturday 26 August.
Great Northern’s Class 717 fleet set for upgrade to very latest in-cab signalling technology
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has received authorisation from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to upgrade its Great Northern Class 717 fleet to the latest specification of European Train Control System (ETCS). It is the first fleet to receive authorisation to upgrade the on-board digital signalling system to this most recent version.
Great Northern and Thameslink can now further support disabled passengers at three Bedfordshire stations
Great Northern and Thameslink have launched another new mobile team in a trial to further support disabled passengers and other customers who need assistance
Thameslink and Great Northern passengers reminded to check before they travel over August Bank Holiday weekend
Great Northern and Thameslink passengers are being reminded to plan ahead and check before they travel if they intend using the East Coast Main Line to and from London over the August Bank Holiday weekend as key engineering work for the billion-pound East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) takes place.