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​Schoolchildren bring Christmas cheer to West Sussex station

​Schoolchildren bring Christmas cheer to West Sussex station

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2019 13:32 GMT

Schoolchildren have brought some festive cheer to Southern’s Bosham station.

​Surprise award for dedicated Southern rail maintenance man Dave

​Surprise award for dedicated Southern rail maintenance man Dave

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 17:05 GMT

A Southern rail maintenance worker was left speechless after receiving a surprise award for always being on hand to help a community rail group.

Thornton Heath welcomes new-format one-stop-shop WHSmith

Thornton Heath welcomes new-format one-stop-shop WHSmith

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 14:32 GMT

Govia Thameslink Railway’s Thornton Heath station is host to a new WHSmith store, providing a convenient one-stop-shop for travellers.

​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.

​Special send-off for one of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers

​Special send-off for one of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2019 10:58 GMT

One of Britain’s longest-serving train drivers was given a special send-off after 51 years in the cab.

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

Brighton station clerk’s show booked for Brighton Fringe 2020

Brighton station clerk’s show booked for Brighton Fringe 2020

Press releases   •   Nov 20, 2019 13:33 GMT

A grandmother and mum-of-three will be performing at Brighton Fringe next year following the sell-out success of her inaugural one-woman comedy show.

​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

​World War One sacrifices of Brighton railway workers remembered thanks to Sussex mum

​World War One sacrifices of Brighton railway workers remembered thanks to Sussex mum

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 13:47 GMT

Brighton railway workers who served their country have been remembered thanks to an ambitious research project by a mother-of-two.

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.

Lewes Bonfire Night – will your travel plans be affected?

Lewes Bonfire Night – will your travel plans be affected?

Press releases   •   Oct 28, 2019 10:09 GMT

With Lewes Bonfire Night just days away, people are being reminded that there will be changes to the train services and closures on roads.

West Coastway passenger journeys affected and diversions for motorists as multi-million-pound line upgrade work kicks off

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 16:52 BST

Network Rail will undertake a major upgrade of the lines between Barnham, Chichester and Havant from Saturday 26 October 2019.

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.

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.

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

Get your soya lattes at Pulborough’s new coffee shop

Get your soya lattes at Pulborough’s new coffee shop

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2019 14:12 BST

​Southern rail users can grab a soya latte on-the-go thanks to the arrival of a new coffee shop at Pulborough station.