Southern services to be introduced at Victoria
Southern services at London Victoria, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common stations will be introduced from Monday 10 January 2021
Step towards digitalisation this Christmas – passengers reminded of changes on London’s Northern City Line
Network Rail have issued the following press release about progress on the east Coast Digital Programme that will affect services in and out of Moorgate this Christmas:
Upgrades to the track and signalling on London’s Northern City Line continue over Christmas Major work will take place on Christmas Day and Boxing Day when there are no timetabled services running Trains between Finsbury Park a
Jeremy Corbyn joins Network Rail for ground-breaking event on project to make Finsbury Park station fully accessible
Network Rail have issued the following press release about the start of a scheme to create step-free access to all platforms at Finsbury Park station:
The main stage of work to make Finsbury Park station fully accessible is now under way, after Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, joined Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway and Islington Borough Council for a ground-breaking event today (Mo
Hatfield station showcases Hertfordshire railway heritage
Seventy years after the Hatfield and St Albans Railway carried its last passenger, Hertfordshire rail heritage enthusiasts are staging an exhibition at Hatfield station about the former Great Northern Railway (GNR) branch line.
The Smallford Station and Alban Way Heritage Society have taken over the window display at a vacant shop unit in the station. On show is a selection from the wealth of h
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
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
Soup-inspired symbol of town’s identity warms King’s Lynn station
A local artist has created a new work inspired by the iconic Campbell’s soup tin especially for Great Northern passengers at King’s Lynn station.
Steve Messam’s re-imagining of Andy Warhol’s famous image highlights Lynn’s claim to fame as the home of the Campbell company’s first factory outside the USA, built in 1959.
Steve was commissioned by environment and community charity Groundwork Eas
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,
Essential maintenance on the Brighton Main Line this weekend - check before you travel
Network Rail have issued the following press release about changes to train services on the Brighton Main Line over the next four weekends:
Passengers travelling between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport are advised to check before they travel this weekend as Network Rail continues work on a major upgrade of the Brighton Main Line.
Network Rail are upgrading the line between Three Bridges an
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
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