Farewell tour for 40-year old train fleet raises £26,000 for mental health
The final run for Southern’s now-retired 40-year-old Class 455 fleet has raised over £26,000 for the mental health charity Mind.
Southern stations stand out with iconic Lionel Stanhope name signs
Southern has welcomed three stunning murals that now grace its London metro rail route, each designed and painted by renowned local scenic artist Lionel Stanhope
More commuter services on Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink in summer timetable change
Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink will be running more weekday trains in its summer timetable, targeted mostly at supporting commuters returning to the workplace
GTR cuts time to book assistance by two-thirds
Passengers with Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express can now book assistance for their journey just two hours in advance of catching a train, at any time of the day
Southern and Gatwick Express MD becomes permanent GTR Operations Chief
Managing Director of Southern and Gatwick Express Angie Doll has been appointed as Govia Thameslink Railway’s Chief Operating Officer
Newhaven employability scheme changes lives with abandoned bikes
Help for unemployed, homeless and vulnerable people in East Sussex has received a boost with the donation of bikes abandoned at Southern Railway stations.
Network Rail engineers gear up for bank holiday work on London-Sussex main line
Network Rail have issued the following press release about engineering work affecting services to and from London Victoria over the Easter weekend:
Network Rail’s £160m improvement project to improve signalling between London Victoria and East Croydon takes another step forward this Easter with new track and points being put in place at Clapham Junction.
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Go-Ahead Group press release: National Rail Contract awarded for GTR
The Go-Ahead Group today announces that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to continue operating the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services, the UK’s largest railway network
GTR treats trains 20,000 times to protect passengers from Covid
Govia Thameslink Railway has just re-treated its 20,000th train with a long-lasting viricide that kills coronavirus for weeks at a time
Brighton station hits 90% recycling rate for Global Recycling Day
Rail operator’s recycling facility has processed 190 tonnes in the last six months
Today, on Global Recycling Day (18 March), Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has announced a 90% recycling rate thanks to its successful partnership with waste management start-up, The Green Block.
Since the installation of a Mobile Segregation Unit (MSU) at Brighton station in September 2021, the
“Small but important” station improvements make rail travel easier for disabled passengers
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed a £600,000 improvement package over the past year to make the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern rail networks easier for disabled passengers to use.