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Rail operator unveils first co-operative energy project on UK rail network
The new initiative is expected to save up to 50 tonnes of carbon a year, generating over 200,000 kW hours of electricity.
Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which manages Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services, is strengthening its commitment to sustainability through a new innovative co-operative energy project with community climate action group, Energy Garden.
Boozy bumps and festive faux pas: how to make sure your Christmas tipple doesn't end in a topple
Rail firm partners with celebrity nutritionist to offer top tips and bust myths about drinking, to help passengers get home safely after a night out.
Research shows we’re starting festivities earlier and planning to enjoy more celebrations to make up for them being cancelled last year Intoxication is the second biggest cause of accidents on the railway Nutritionist Rob Hobson shares his top
Train times change on Thameslink and Great Northern for winter timetable
Services will change with extra trains on some routes of Great Northern and Thameslink (north of London) from Sunday 12 December 2021 as Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) introduces its winter 2021/2022 timetable
Train times change in phased introduction of winter timetable
Train times at Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink will change from Sunday 12 December 2021 as Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) starts to introduce an updated winter 2021/2022 timetable
Rail company extends EV roll-out with more charging points
By January 2022, 179 charging points across 37 stations will be available for public use
Second wave follows the-then biggest installation on the UK rail network in 2020 at Hatfield
The roll-out of Electronic Vehicle (EV) infrastructure is well underway on the Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern railway network, with new charging points and parking bays added to the next wave of stations.
Going digital – major improvements this month and over Christmas on London’s Northern City Line
The Northern City Line to Moorgate will be closed for signalling improvements on three weekends and at Christmas
Railway and RAF colleagues gather in Bedford to honour military veterans
Thameslink joins national ‘Routes of Remembrance’ campaign, paying tribute to war veterans
Railway colleagues were joined at Bedford station today by officers from nearby RAF Henlow to help transport a poppy wreath into London
Upon arrival in London, the poppy wreath will be laid at the Armistice Day memorial service at St Pancras International
Thameslink has joined forces with The Veterans
WWI soldier who saved Captain’s life honoured at Brighton station
Southern joins national ‘Routes of Remembrance’ campaign, paying tribute to war veterans Thousands of wounded Indian soldiers fighting in WWI were brought to Brighton to be treated at local hospitals The rail operator is highlighting this historical link with an inspirational story of sacrifice A poppy wreath has been laid at Brighton station to honour the story of Manta Singh and Captain Hender
Rye railway station to close for night of bonfire celebrations
In the interests of public safety, Southern Rail will close Rye station from 3pm on the day of the Rye Bonfire next Saturday, 13 November
Crowborough and East Grinstead stations both benefit from step-free access for the first time, thanks to over £9m invested to improve accessibility
Network Rail has issued the following press release
Network Rail is managing and delivering station accessibility enhancements as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme. Work began on 1 November 2021 with completion in autumn 2022.
Network Rail is upgrading both Crowborough and East Grinstead stations with a new footbridge and new lifts, providing Southern Rail and,
“The next train will call at 40 art galleries …”
GTR installs over 200 works of community art across the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern network
professional, student and hobby artists create paintings, mosaics and sculptures for 40 stations in eight counties
station ambience improvement programme also includes 90 landscaping projects and 50 redecoration schemes
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has put over 200 works of community art
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
That’s what I call… enterTRAINment!
Thameslink and Great Northern team up with regional theatres to encourage customers to support local arts
New partnership offers limited-edition discount to customers who travel to the theatre by train
This autumn, the rail company that operates Thameslink and Great Northern services, is putting local theatres centre-stage with an exciting new partnership that promises to thoroughly entertrai
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
Railway colleagues recognised in national public art exhibition
Two key workers from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) are having their stories told by British acting royalty, Hugh Bonneville and Ciaran Griffiths, as part of a new public art exhibition created by global art producers, Wild in Art.
Gratitude is a spectacular national public installation which opens in London tomorrow at Southwark Cathedral, near London Bridge station. The installation pays tri
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
Great Northern train tests successfully for first stage of East Coast Digital Programme
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Govia Thameslink Railway has successfully run one of its Great Northern Moorgate Class 717 trains using the digital in-cab signalling system ETCS level 2 (European Train Control System).
This provided important real-world proof of the track-to-train specification requir
Rail operator unveils new recycling initiative to make Brighton Britain’s greenest train station
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is aiming to increase Brighton station’s recycling rates to 95% with a new waste unit