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Great Northern lifesaver joins charities to promote use of CPR and defibrillators
Potters Bar lifesaver, Welwyn Garden City resident and London British Heart Foundation nurse promote Restart A Heart Day
Biggest roll-out on UK rail network
Part of £15m station improvement programme
On the eve of Restart A Heart Day (16 October), Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern have announced they will shortly have publicly-accessible, life-saving automated external defibrillators (
Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink fit life-saving defibrillators to every one of their stations
Biggest roll-out on UK rail network
Part of £15m station improvement programme
On the eve of Restart A Heart Day (16 October), Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink have announced they will shortly have publicly-accessible, life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at every one of their 238 stations (full list here), the largest roll-out of heart restarters on the UK’s rail netwo
Rail operator on the hunt for 250 new apprentices
The number of 2022 apprenticeships on offer at the companies will rise by 25%
The number of apprenticeships on offer across rail firms Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express will increase by a quarter in 2022, with 250 programmes available across departments, including engineering, customer services, train driving and administration.
The rail operator’s apprenticeship progr
Crash survivor Carl calls on more people who need assistance to use the railway
Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, has appointed a new Accessibility Lead, wheelchair user Carl Martin.
Recently disabled, Carl believes “access to transport is access to life”. In recent years, the industry has been on a journey of improvement to ensure the railway becomes more accessible, ensuring that as many barriers as possible are removed and everyone can tr
Costa del UK? The destinations on the country’s largest rail network that fool Brits into thinking they’re overseas
Govia Thameslink Railway - which runs Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink train services - has rounded up some British hotspots across its routes that would fool anyone into thinking they’ve jetted off abroad
Weekday timetable set to change in September
The weekday timetable of Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains will change from Monday 6 September 2021, to provide additional trains and a service that better meets the needs of passengers overall as the impact of the pandemic recedes
Disabled practitioners help GTR station and train staff give better assistance on railway
Govia Thameslink Railway has trained almost 3,000 customer-facing colleagues from Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express in ways to improve the service they give disabled and older passengers on the railway
GTR helps GWR in wake of cracks found on Class 800s
Govia Thameslink Railway is temporarily sub leasing six of its Gatwick Express Class 387/2 units to Great Western Railway to help provide extra resilience and additional capacity where most needed
Govia Thameslink Railway and Southeastern launch new Season Ticket Calculator
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs Great Northern, Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink, and Southeastern have worked together to launch a new online Season Ticket Calculator, providing passengers with greater transparency when it comes to choosing tickets and fares.
The Season Ticket Calculator enables commuters with flexible work schedules to identify and buy the right ticket for
Thousands of Covid test kits help keep railway safe
Thousands of Covid-19 testing kits are being offered to staff at Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express to help prevent the spread and give added reassurance to staff and passengers returning to the railway.
From Monday, 31 May, at-home lateral flow testing kits will be made available at stations, depots and offices across Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the UK’s largest rail
Sussex and Hertfordshire stations mapped for blind and partially sighted passengers
GTR installs new and updated RNIB tactile maps at Brighton, Haywards Heath, Three Bridges and Stevenage
Updates are part of annual £700,000 investment to make 33 stations more accessible (list in editor's notes)
Blind and partially sighted passengers will find it easier to navigate four of the busiest stations in Sussex and Hertfordshire now that Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern have
More eTickets help rail passengers socially distance
Rail passengers will be able to socially distance more easily, helping prevent the spread of Covid-19, by using smartphone eTickets at 14 more stations on the Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink network.
Parent company Govia Thameslink Railway this month completes a two-year project which allows passengers to scan eTickets at 60 stations bought via their OnTrack apps or we
More trains on Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink from 16 May
Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink will be adding 1,000 extra services per week from 16 May as coronavirus restrictions ease further across the UK. To help plan their journeys and get the latest information on how busy train services are, passengers can check ahead at www.nationalrail.co.uk before they travel.
Steve White, Chief Operating Officer of parent operator Govia Thameslink Railway
UK’s largest rail network pledges better assistance for millions across the South East
New Accessible Travel Policy sees disabled passengers help train colleagues across Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, to create a more accessible railway
Customer service teams at Britain’s biggest rail franchise have pledged to make travelling by train easier for millions of people who need help and assistance when they return to the railway in the coming weeks and month
Supporting World Water Day: Train company’s smart water meters to save millions of litres a year
All 235 GTR stations will have a smart water meter by this summer
Constant monitoring and leak alerts could save 40 million litres a year – 130,000 baths or 174 million cups of tea
GTR’s station improvement programme will also save water by creating wildflower areas
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has announced on World Water Day [Monday 22 March] that it will install smart water meters at all
Upgrade works continue this Easter weekend in Sussex as Gatwick Airport station is transformed
Network Rail have issued the following press release about engineering work planned for the Easter weekend:
Network Rail will use Sunday 4 and Monday 5 April over the Easter weekend to continue upgrading Gatwick Airport station which is open for travel, to improve future journeys for passengers.
Work on improving Gatwick Airport station will continue with the installation of five lifts w
The train now at platform 8 is the rapid Covid testing service for rail staff
The UK’s biggest rail franchise is offering twice-weekly rapid lateral flow tests to its colleagues who can’t work from home. It’s part of a Government scheme to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and give added reassurance to staff, as well as passengers when they return to the railway.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), operator of Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, has set
Train times change on Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink
Priority to maintain safe and reliable service
Passengers urged to check online as changes publicised
Train times on Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink will change from Monday 22 February as Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) introduces a new, reduced weekday timetable, which better matches current demand and times when key workers and others make essential journeys.
The new timetable fo
No time to pay for parking at the train station? Pay up to 24 hours later online!
21 January 2021: Motorists in a hurry to catch their Great Northern, Southern or Thameslink train, can now park at the station and pay for their parking up to 24 hours later.
The latest Government advice is to stay at home or stay local to help tackle the spread of Covid-19, but for anyone whose travel is essential, the latest upgrade to parking facilities will be a real time-saver.
Driving Diversity: GTR Recruiting Now for New Drivers
More than 160 trainee driver roles available at Govia Thameslink Railway
Applications are open until 13th December
Roles available across central and south England
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has more than 160 train driver jobs up for grabs across its portfolio of brands including Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express.
Open to anyone above the age of 20*, becoming a