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Govia Thameslink Railway's Great Sock Appeal collects over 4,000 socks
GTR to fit life-saving defibrillators at stations across one of UK’s biggest rail networks

GTR to fit life-saving defibrillators at stations across one of UK’s biggest rail networks

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2019 12:36 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway is transforming lives and communities by fitting life-saving automatic heart restarters (defibrillators) at stations across its network, which is one of Britain’s biggest, covering London and nine counties

Thameslink gives passengers new cross-London Saturday services in winter timetable

Thameslink gives passengers new cross-London Saturday services in winter timetable

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 14:52 GMT

Thameslink is introducing two additional through-London services every hour between Peterborough and Horsham on Saturdays, from 21 December. These will increase the number of direct services to St Pancras International station, central London and Gatwick Airport, helping passengers along the route make more of their weekends.

​Pay as you go with contactless arrives at three Hertfordshire stations

​Pay as you go with contactless arrives at three Hertfordshire stations

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2019 15:54 GMT

Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Welham Green are the latest Govia Thameslink Railway stations to welcome the convenience of pay as you go with contactless.

​Lifelong rail enthusiast recognised for long service after 40 years in rail industry

​Lifelong rail enthusiast recognised for long service after 40 years in rail industry

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2019 11:37 GMT

A lifelong rail enthusiast has been recognised for his long service in the industry that captured his interest when he was a young boy.

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

​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

Smart travel brings benefits for Great Northern and Thameslink rail commuters at Cambridge and stations to King's Lynn

Smart travel brings benefits for Great Northern and Thameslink rail commuters at Cambridge and stations to King's Lynn

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 11:22 GMT

Rail commuters travelling with Great Northern and Thameslink can now use Govia Thameslink Railway’s time-saving, convenient ‘Key Smartcard’ in place of paper season tickets at Cambridge and stations to King’s Lynn

Historic connection gets 21st Century upgrade - Dates for upgrade at Welwyn Garden City station announced
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.

Rail tour brings in £10,000 for special causes

Rail tour brings in £10,000 for special causes

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 13:57 BST

Passengers and railway colleagues have raised £10,000 for charity with a special farewell rail tour to mark the retirement of the venerable Class 313 train from Great Northern, after 42 years in service.

E-shopping and sending parcels made easy for Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern rail users

E-shopping and sending parcels made easy for Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern rail users

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 10:39 BST

​Passengers will soon be able to pick up, drop off and return their parcels as they hop on and off trains thanks to a partnership between Govia Thameslink Railway and InPost.

New planters brighten up Potters Bar station

New planters brighten up Potters Bar station

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 09:28 BST

​Potters Bar rail users are enjoying new floral displays at their station thanks to the efforts of railway staff.

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.

Thameslink and Great Northern passengers benefit from extension of smart ticketing

Thameslink and Great Northern passengers benefit from extension of smart ticketing

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 16:52 BST

GTR's Key Smartcard network expanding across other operators’ networks Mobile phone tickets also available at over 160 stations

Passengers benefit from extension of smart ticketing

Passengers benefit from extension of smart ticketing

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 13:42 BST

GTR's Key Smartcard network expanding across other operators’ networks Mobile phone tickets also available at over 160 stations

Dates announced for next major stages of East Coast Upgrade and passengers urged to plan ahead

Dates announced for next major stages of East Coast Upgrade and passengers urged to plan ahead

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 12:02 BST

Next set of dates announced for major improvement work as part of the East Coast Upgrade