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Howzat! 80 not out for Elstree & Borehamwood platform star

Howzat! 80 not out for Elstree & Borehamwood platform star

Press releases   •   Dec 13, 2019 11:44 GMT

An Elstree & Borehamwood platform star has hit 80 not-out, as he is honoured for his international cricket career and 57 years on the railway

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

Lucky St Albans commuter jets off to Caribbean thanks to Govia Thameslink Railway

Lucky St Albans commuter jets off to Caribbean thanks to Govia Thameslink Railway

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 16:45 GMT

A delighted St Albans woman is the first Govia Thameslink Railway commuter to win the value of her season ticket.

Christmas becomes 'Cricklemas' as Town Team bring festive cheer to Thameslink station

Christmas becomes 'Cricklemas' as Town Team bring festive cheer to Thameslink station

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 15:52 GMT

The community group 'Cricklewood Town Team' have been busy adding festive cheer to the fantastic artwork they have installed over the years at Thameslink's station to raise its profile.

Thameslink gives Horsham and Crawley passengers new through-London Saturday services

Thameslink gives Horsham and Crawley passengers new through-London Saturday services

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 15:10 GMT

​From Saturday 21 December, Thameslink will be providing two additional through-London services per hour between Horsham and Peterborough on Saturdays. This will give passengers along the route between Horsham and London more direct services into central London, St Pancras International station and beyond, helping passengers to make the most of their weekends.

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

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.

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

Bedfordshire children enjoy ‘Try a Train’ day with Thameslink

Bedfordshire children enjoy ‘Try a Train’ day with Thameslink

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2019 12:19 GMT

Flitwick children swapped the classroom for the railway as they enjoyed a ‘Try a Train’ day with Thameslink.

​“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.

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.

​Thameslink celebrates art trail partnership by taking cows on a train

​Thameslink celebrates art trail partnership by taking cows on a train

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2019 09:34 BST

A life-size fibreglass cow and two ‘mini moos’ were the centre of attention as they travelled on a Thameslink train around Cambridge to celebrate the rail operator’s partnership with an upcoming art trail.