East Coast Digital Programme hits major milestone as section commissioned
In a big step forward for the East Coast Digital Programme, new technology has now been successfully commissioned between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, bringing digital signalling on the East Coast Main Line a step closer.
Blind villager helps Great Northern and Thameslink promote assistance service at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations
A blind villager from Melbourn is helping Thameslink and Great Northern promote a new service for disabled passengers and other customers who need assistance at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations
Further upgrades planned to Midland Main Line in February and March
Network Rail will be carrying out major upgrades to the Midland Main Line across four weekends in February and March resulting in some changes to East Midlands Railway and Thameslink services.
Free train travel up for grabs as rail operator seeks out new fans on TikTok
Responding to the growing trend of people discovering new destinations on TikTok, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), is launching two of its brands – Southern and Thameslink – onto the social media platform.
To celebrate the launch of the new accounts, GTR is offering TikTok users the chance to join in on an interactive race across its rail network, in a contest dubbed ‘Destination Dash’, for the
Station shops signal green shoots of economic recovery
Govia Thameslink Railway, operator of Great Northern and Thameslink, has welcomed two new retail businesses to Hatfield station. The retailers have opened for trade in units that had been empty for some time.
Passengers reminded that upgrades for East Coast Digital Programme will affect Great Northern and Thameslink services on two weekends and two working days in February
Engineering work to install state-of-the-art digital signalling will close sections of the East Coast Main Line between London and Peterborough for two weekends and two working days in February
Rail operator welcomes 50% increase in female apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week
Govia Thameslink Railway celebrates 50% jump in number of females starting apprenticeship courses with the company.
Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February), Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of females starting an apprenticeship. GTR welcomed a total of 176 new starters in 2023, with 60 of these coming from female applicants, representing a
Major work re-planned for South London new signalling switch-on
The switch-on of a new signalling system in South London, which was due to close large parts of the National Rail and London Overground networks from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, is being re-planned to later in 2024. Trains in the Tooting, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye areas will now run as normal from Monday 12 through to Friday 16 February.
UK’s largest train operator sets out roadmap to eradicate carbon footprint
Environment experts at the UK’s largest train operator, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), have launched a roadmap of how they're doubling down on emissions to become carbon ‘net zero’ for all its energy needs by 2050
EMBARGOED to 00:01 20 January 2024 - Great British Rail Sale
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The Department for Transport has issued the press release below under embargo.
As set out in the DfT press release, we’ve changed the dates slightly on which the discounted journeys can be made to help manage the reduced capacity that will operate during the period of industrial action; whilst still ensuring people can make the most of the s
Boro Academy players share cheery char on Thameslink’s Brew Monday special
Members of Stevenage FC’s Academy joined Govia Thameslink Railway on the rail operator’s ‘Brew Train’ to support the Samaritans’ annual Brew Monday campaign.
East Coast Digital Programme improvements completed but further work will close rail line for a weekend and two working days in February
Further engineering work as part of the billion-pound East Coast Digital Programme is planned between King’s Cross and Peterborough in February half term that will close a section of the East Coast Main Line for a weekend and two working days.