Categories: southern railway
Farewell tour for 40-year-old train fleet raises £26,000 for mental health
The final run for Southern’s now-retired 40-year-old Class 455 fleet has raised over £26,000 for the mental health charity Mind.
Southern stations stand out with iconic Lionel Stanhope name signs
Southern has welcomed three stunning murals that now grace its London metro rail route, each designed and painted by renowned local scenic artist Lionel Stanhope
More commuter services on Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink in summer timetable change
Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink will be running more weekday trains in its summer timetable, targeted mostly at supporting commuters returning to the workplace
GTR cuts time to book assistance by two-thirds
Passengers with Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express can now book assistance for their journey just two hours in advance of catching a train, at any time of the day
Southern and Gatwick Express MD becomes permanent GTR Operations Chief
Managing Director of Southern and Gatwick Express Angie Doll has been appointed as Govia Thameslink Railway’s Chief Operating Officer
Newhaven employability scheme changes lives with abandoned bikes
Help for unemployed, homeless and vulnerable people in East Sussex has received a boost with the donation of bikes abandoned at Southern Railway stations.
Network Rail engineers gear up for bank holiday work on London-Sussex main line
Network Rail have issued the following press release about engineering work affecting services to and from London Victoria over the Easter weekend:
Network Rail’s £160m improvement project to improve signalling between London Victoria and East Croydon takes another step forward this Easter with new track and points being put in place at Clapham Junction.
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Go-Ahead Group press release: National Rail Contract awarded for GTR
The Go-Ahead Group today announces that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to continue operating the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services, the UK’s largest railway network
GTR treats trains 20,000 times to protect passengers from Covid
Govia Thameslink Railway has just re-treated its 20,000th train with a long-lasting viricide that kills coronavirus for weeks at a time
Brighton station hits 90% recycling rate for Global Recycling Day
Rail operator’s recycling facility has processed 190 tonnes in the last six months
Today, on Global Recycling Day (18 March), Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has announced a 90% recycling rate thanks to its successful partnership with waste management start-up, The Green Block.
Since the installation of a Mobile Segregation Unit (MSU) at Brighton station in September 2021, the
“Small but important” station improvements make rail travel easier for disabled passengers
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed a £600,000 improvement package over the past year to make the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern rail networks easier for disabled passengers to use.
Smart tickets entice Gen Z back to the railway
Smart tickets are the future of rail according to a new survey commissioned by Govia Thameslink Railway with 58% of consumers saying they’d travel by train using smart tickets after learning more about them
Planned Tube strikes affect Great Northern trains
Next week’s planned Tube strikes will lead to the closure of five London stations on Great Northern’s Northern City Line, from Drayton Park to Moorgate, because some are run by London Underground
Rail minister Wendy Morton, Wealden MP Nusrat Ghani and others celebrate completion of improvement projects at beautiful Sussex railway station Eridge – shared with Spa Valley steam railway
Network Rail has issued the following press release about the completion of a lift and other improvements at Eridge station:
A host of senior railway figures gathered at the classic country junction station of Eridge, East Sussex, today (Wednesday, 16 February) to celebrate the opening of accessibility improvements that mark the final step in a transformation of the location.
The £1.9 projec
Train times change twice as GTR responds to improvement work and return to office
Train times will change across the board twice on Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern starting on Monday 21 February
TIMELAPSE: Eight new escalators installed as Gatwick Airport station upgrade moves forward
The overhaul of Gatwick Airport station has marked another major milestone as over the weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February the final three of eight new escalators were lifted into place at the station.
Rail operator reports apprentice boost with uptake driven by women and Black and Minority Ethnic recruits
The number of 2021 apprentices exceeded targets by 20% as 31 to 40 year-old’s look to make career switches and return to work.
The number of apprentices recruited by rail firms Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern in 2021 exceeded its target of 200 by almost 20 per cent. In the past year, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has provided new career opportunities for 239 people, aged from 16 all th
Southern and Thameslink passengers urged to plan ahead as Brighton Main Line shuts for 9 days for major £15 million upgrade (includes video)
The Brighton Main Line will shut for nine consecutive days later this month for a major £15 million upgrade that will tackle delays for Southern and Thameslink passengers
Plan before you travel on first weekend in February as engineering work restricts Brighton Main Line services
Train operators Southern and Thameslink are advising passengers travelling between London, Gatwick Airport and Sussex during the weekend of Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February to plan their journey in advance, as engineering work will mean a very restricted service on the Brighton main line.
Network Rail are renewing tracks between Purley and Gatwick, and progressing the airport station’s major re