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Passengers urged to plan ahead of East Coast Digital Programme work on 18/19 February
Passengers intending to travel with Great Northern and Thameslink on the route between London and Peterborough over the weekend of 18 and 19 February are being asked to plan ahead.
No trains when ASLEF strikes with a later start each day after
Passengers with Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern or Gatwick Express are regrettably advised to find another way to reach their destination on Wednesday 1 February and Friday 3 February and to be prepared for a later start to services the day after
New Year sees further progress with digital transformation
Engineering work at the weekend and over the Christmas period saw further steps taken towards the introduction of state-of-the-art digital signalling on the East Coast Mainline
Passengers urged to plan ahead of engineering work and industrial action on Great Northern routes – 7 and 8 January
Passengers intending to travel with Great Northern and Thameslink on the route between London and Peterborough over the weekend of 7 and 8 January are being asked to plan ahead with travel impacted by both industrial action and engineering work.
Strikes set to disrupt rail travel in first week of January
Travel only if absolutely necessary on 3 & 4 and 6 & 7 January due to strikes by RMT
No trains at all on 5 January due to ASLEF drivers’ industrial action
Overtime ban and other strike action also affecting rail services
Passengers urged to plan ahead, especially on New Year’s Eve
Passengers with Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink are being warned, regrettably, that services in t
Passengers have Christmas parcelled up with smart station lockers
Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern passengers, along with local residents, now have on-line shopping made easier with InPost lockers at over 70 stations. Huntingdon, Royston, Hadley Wood, South Merton and Aldrington are the latest to welcome the highly popular parcel lockers.
RMT industrial action affects GTR for entire festive period, with early shutdown on Christmas Eve
Passengers with Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink are being warned, regrettably, to travel only if absolutely necessary on Christmas Eve when trains will stop running as early as 12 noon because of national RMT strike action at Network Rail
Rail passengers warned to travel only if absolutely necessary during national rail industrial action next week
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains, is warning passengers to travel only if absolutely necessary due to national rail industrial action by the RMT on 13 & 14 and 16 & 17 December
Rail operator and football club team up to help vulnerable families in Hertfordshire this Christmas
Building on its longstanding partnership with Stevenage FC, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is teaming up with the football club’s Foundation charity for a toy donation drive ahead of Christmas.
This will be the ninth year that the rail operator has worked with Stevenage FC, offering its Academy players free train travel on the Thameslink and Great Northern network. The partnership helps to ups
GTR completes first tranche of Southern fleet modernisation
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed a comprehensive modernisation programme for its 75 Southern Class 377/4 trains. New features include passenger priorities such as real-time passenger information screens and at-seat charging and power points, as well as high-tech engineering features designed to streamline maintenance and improve reliability.
Airport station upgrade allows faster journeys in GTR’s winter timetable
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has announced timetable changes to be introduced from Sunday 11 December 2022. Passengers should check their journeys in advance of travel.
Work to make Royston station accessible gets under way
A huge investment to bring lifts to Royston station and make it more accessible for passengers is now under way.
Wheels in motion for major improvements at Harringay
Vital upgrades at Harringay station will get underway this week, as passengers will benefit from a better footbridge and brand-new waiting shelters on platforms one and two.
Weekend work in early January to enable introduction of digital signalling to East Coast Main Line
Passengers intending to travel to and from London and other destinations on the East Coast Main Line via Peterborough, and across Great Northern routes over the weekend of 7 and 8 January are being asked to plan ahead due to engineering work and check how their journey may be affected.
Assistance dogs play the smart card to support rail customers
People who rely on assistance dogs to get out and about should find train travel easier thanks to a new scheme that has been developed with the help of a disabled Southern and Thameslink passenger
Great Northern train sent to be fitted with cutting-edge in-cab signalling system
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has sent its first Great Northern train to be upgraded with cutting-edge in-cab signalling as part of the government-funded East Coast Digital Programme.
This will reduce delays and enable a more reliable service for passengers on both the East Coast Main Line from London through Potters Bar, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Hitchin, St Neots and Peterborough, and
National strike days in early November - travel only if absolutely necessary on Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink
Passengers should travel only if absolutely necessary with Southern, Great Northern or Thameslink on Saturday 5, Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 November, due to national strikes by the RMT union
GTR Class 387 sent for UK’s first major commuter fleet retrofit for ETCS in-cab signalling
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has sent its first Class 387/1 Great Northern train to be upgraded to ETCS in-cab signalling as part of the East Coast Digital Programme designed to reduce delays and enable a more reliable service for passengers
Further works to take place next week to restore services between Kings Lynn and Ely
Network Rail will carry out further works next week to restore services between Kings Lynn and Ely, which will result in changes to the rail service
Samaritans on hand with a cuppa and a chat at East Coast Main Line stations this World Mental Health Day
On World Mental Health Day – today, Monday 10 October - Samaritans and rail partners Network Rail, and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), as well as London North Eastern Railway (LNER), are coming together to raise awareness of Samaritans emotional support services and to encourage rail users to look after their own and each other’s mental wellbeing.