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Thameslink and Great Northern to run 200 extra services from 10 December

Press release   •   Oct 30, 2018 07:30 GMT

An extra 200 services will be introduced each weekday on Thameslink and Great Northern from Monday 10 December.

There will be an additional 32 peak and 170 off-peak services operating. Most current services already in the timetable remain unchanged.

The boost takes the total number of daily services across the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) network to 3,600, from 3,400 in July.

Additional peak services will operate across the network from Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, St Albans, Horsham, Rainham, Luton, Orpington, East Grinstead, Bedford and on the Wimbledon loop.

Elsewhere on the GTR network, most Southern and Gatwick Express services will remain unchanged and there will be no change to weekend services.

Steve White, Chief Operating Officer of GTR, said: “Many passengers will benefit from more frequent services thanks to 200 extra weekday services on Thameslink and Great Northern.

“I would like to thank our customers for their patience as these improvements have been phased in and thank our staff for their hard work making this happen.”

Passengers can find out more about the new services in advance as the information is on online journey planners and on and


Notes to editors

Timetables can be viewed here.

Passengers who suffered disruption due to the introduction of the May timetable are being being offered special industry compensation and can make a claim at

Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:

  • Thameslink – services between Bedford and Brighton, Luton/St Albans and Sutton, Wimbledon and Sevenoaks
  • Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
  • Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
  • Gatwick Express – fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria,,,