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​Southern and Gatwick Express trains win reliability prizes

​Southern and Gatwick Express trains win reliability prizes

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 12:20 GMT

Trains used on Southern and Gatwick Express routes have picked up three medals for reliability. Rail industry ‘Golden Spanner’ awards were given to trains used on suburban services in south London and Surrey as well as those between Uckfield and London Bridge, Eastbourne and Ashford, and Brighton, Gatwick and Victoria.

Great Sock Appeal Needs YOU This Christmas

Great Sock Appeal Needs YOU This Christmas

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2019 11:53 GMT

Selected homeless charities partner with Govia Thameslink Railway to support the homeless over the festive season

Southern and Gatwick Express celebrate newly-trained local train drivers

Southern and Gatwick Express celebrate newly-trained local train drivers

Press releases   •   Nov 21, 2019 10:41 GMT

A group of 69 trainee and newly-qualified train drivers were celebrated in an event at Fairfield Halls, East Croydon, last week

​GTR pledges passenger benefits in £15m station investment programme

​GTR pledges passenger benefits in £15m station investment programme

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2019 15:00 GMT

Life-saving heart restarters, LED lighting and landscaping are among the improvements being delivered by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) during the first phase of an investment programme to directly benefit passengers

Commuters can now travel smart across the South East rail network

Commuters can now travel smart across the South East rail network

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 12:14 GMT

Rail commuters in the Southeast can now use time-saving, convenient smartcards in place of paper tickets across the Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Southeastern networks

Free travel on Remembrance Sunday for Armed Forces, veterans and cadets on Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern

Free travel on Remembrance Sunday for Armed Forces, veterans and cadets on Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2019 17:00 GMT

Members of the Armed Forces, veterans and cadets will all be able to travel to Remembrance Sunday events for free with Govia Thameslink Railway

​“Smart” brakes improve energy consumption on Govia Thameslink Railway fleet

​“Smart” brakes improve energy consumption on Govia Thameslink Railway fleet

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2019 11:03 GMT

GTR’s trains are now returning over 50% more energy to the network to help power the fleet, following the completion of a £2bn modernisation programme.

Railway colleagues raise over £13,000 for youth charity

Railway colleagues raise over £13,000 for youth charity

Press releases   •   Oct 18, 2019 09:58 BST

Railway colleagues have smashed their fundraising target for a youth charity after a series of events, including a team taking part in a 90-mile cycle ride.

GTR celebrates major station investment programme as part of industry #StationsDay

GTR celebrates major station investment programme as part of industry #StationsDay

Press releases   •   Oct 15, 2019 09:36 BST

From new lifts and Oyster acceptance to extra toilets, Govia Thameslink Railway is showcasing the wide-ranging improvements across its network in the past year as part of #StationsDay.

A rail network of opportunities: the women of GTR

A rail network of opportunities: the women of GTR

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 10:59 BST

​The UK’s largest rail franchise is highlighting the roles and opportunities available to women across the rail network alongside the launch of its new recruitment system as part of its ongoing work toward a more diverse workforce.

​The Women of Govia Thameslink Railway - case studies

​The Women of Govia Thameslink Railway - case studies

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 10:30 BST

Women across the Govia Thameslink Railway network talk about their roles and why they enjoy working in the rail industry.

GTR completes massive investment in new rolling stock

GTR completes massive investment in new rolling stock

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2019 10:03 BST

Rolling stock cascade thought to be UK’s biggest

Rail colleagues prepare for mammoth 90-mile cycle ride to support The Prince’s Trust

Rail colleagues prepare for mammoth 90-mile cycle ride to support The Prince’s Trust

Press releases   •   Sep 27, 2019 11:31 BST

​Twenty-two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) workers from Stevenage, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Royston, London and Croydon are hoping to raise over £5,000 for The Prince’s Trust after seeing first-hand how the organisation helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get into work.

Young People Train for Success with £1.6 million Social Boost

Young People Train for Success with £1.6 million Social Boost

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 16:26 BST

London. September 23. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the UK’s largest rail operator, and young people’s charity, The Prince’s Trust, have today announced that their Get into Railways training programme has generated £1.6 million of social benefit [see editor's note] to UK society over the last five years.

Govia Thameslink Railway operations team to take on European banger challenge

Govia Thameslink Railway operations team to take on European banger challenge

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2019 11:29 BST

​Five colleagues are finalising preparations ahead of driving a 14-year-old former taxi nearly 1,300 miles across Europe as part of a fundraising challenge.

Final travel advice ahead of Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

Final travel advice ahead of Brighton & Hove Pride 2019

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 11:14 BST

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is finalising preparations at the station to help the city celebrate the event

“Trainbow” departs for Brighton & Hove Pride

“Trainbow” departs for Brighton & Hove Pride

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2019 11:16 BST

Govia Thameslink Railway today unveiled a special edition train emblazoned with a rainbow livery ahead of the upcoming Brighton & Hove Pride

GTR marks commitment to greater diversity with launch of Women’s Network

GTR marks commitment to greater diversity with launch of Women’s Network

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2019 09:36 BST

​The UK’s largest rail franchise is working to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce by committing to changing internal workplace practices to ensure that more women join and crucially, stay within the rail industry.

Passenger satisfaction on Southern at seven-year high

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 10:17 BST

​Satisfaction levels among Southern Rail passengers are at the highest level for seven years, national watchdog Transport Focus has announced.

12 young people thrilled to land jobs at Govia Thameslink Railway

12 young people thrilled to land jobs at Govia Thameslink Railway

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2019 14:25 BST

Emotions ran high as 12 young people were offered jobs by Govia Thameslink Railway after successfully completing a four-week work experience scheme run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.