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Train fan Dave in bid to visit all 2,580 GB railway stations in just 6 weeks!
A control room train services manager for Govia Thameslink Railway hopes to set a new record - by visiting all 2,580 of Great Britain's railway stations in just six weeks for charity
Passengers get up to 5,000 extra seats a day as Southern uses customer feedback to redesign West Coastway timetable and attract people back to rail
New Southern West Coastway train timetable has more frequent trains (with up to 5,000 extra seats a day), that are more punctual and reliable, and with many faster journeys.
Free train travel up for grabs as rail operator seeks out new fans on TikTok
Responding to the growing trend of people discovering new destinations on TikTok, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), is launching two of its brands – Southern and Thameslink – onto the social media platform.
To celebrate the launch of the new accounts, GTR is offering TikTok users the chance to join in on an interactive race across its rail network, in a contest dubbed ‘Destination Dash’, for the
Emergency work to stabilise a cutting near Fareham in southeast Hampshire completed – but buses will again replace trains between Eastleigh and Fareham next week
Network Rail has thanked customers travelling between Eastleigh and Fareham for their patience while emergency works to stabilise a cutting took place. Engineers will return to Fareham for the second time from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February to carry out major track renewal works, which means that buses will replace trains.
Rail operator welcomes 50% increase in female apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week
Govia Thameslink Railway celebrates 50% jump in number of females starting apprenticeship courses with the company.
Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February), Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of females starting an apprenticeship. GTR welcomed a total of 176 new starters in 2023, with 60 of these coming from female applicants, representing a
Major work re-planned for South London new signalling switch-on
The switch-on of a new signalling system in South London, which was due to close large parts of the National Rail and London Overground networks from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February, is being re-planned to later in 2024. Trains in the Tooting, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill and Peckham Rye areas will now run as normal from Monday 12 through to Friday 16 February.
Leatherhead station in Surrey will soon benefit from two new 16-person capacity lifts and a new footbridge which will make the station fully accessible
Rail users in Surrey will soon benefit from step-free access at Leatherhead station as Network Rail announces accessibility upgrades starting this January.
Network Rail will be carrying out vital reliability upgrades between Portsmouth and Fareham over the February half term
Network Rail is reminding customers to plan ahead and allow plenty of time as buses replace South Western Railway, Great Western Railway and Southern trains between Southampton Central and Havant, Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour, and Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour, this February half term.
UK’s largest train operator sets out roadmap to eradicate carbon footprint
Environment experts at the UK’s largest train operator, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), have launched a roadmap of how they're doubling down on emissions to become carbon ‘net zero’ for all its energy needs by 2050
EMBARGOED to 00:01 20 January 2024 - Great British Rail Sale
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The Department for Transport has issued the press release below under embargo.
As set out in the DfT press release, we’ve changed the dates slightly on which the discounted journeys can be made to help manage the reduced capacity that will operate during the period of industrial action; whilst still ensuring people can make the most of the s
Balham's new station facilities bring relief
Customers at Balham station now have new Ladies’ and Gents’ toilets, thanks to train operator Southern Railway’s station improvement programme.
Train firm trials Kenley councillor's short-stay parking suggestion
Govia Thameslink Railway has introduced short-term parking at Kenley station in response to a suggestion by a Croydon Borough councillor. Councillor Gayle Gander proposed a new charging structure on behalf of local residents and businesses, to address a lack of convenient parking in the area other than for commuters.
Train firm trials short-term stays at Sussex station car parks
Govia Thameslink Railway has introduced a trial of new short-term parking rates at three Sussex stations. The firm hopes the new flexible charges will prove popular among town-centre visitors.
Brighton Main Line passengers reminded to check before they travel as engineers carry out vital reliability upgrades on the track between London and the south coast
Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway are asking passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January as engineers are set to carry out upgrades to improve the reliability of the railway between London, Gatwick Airport, and the south coast.
Planned Tube strikes to affect some Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern services
Next week’s planned Tube strikes will close or partly close eight stations on the Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern network, because some are operated by London Underground.
National Rail trains around London are also likely to be much busier than usual and journeys may take longer generally.
Passengers should check before they travel online at National Rail Enquiries. Changes may not
Severe disruption expected on Thameslink this weekend
Regrettably, severe disruption is expected this weekend on Thameslink, as in other parts of the country
Passengers in South London, Kent and Sussex, reminded to plan ahead and check before travelling over the festive period due to planned engineering work
Network Rail’s annual planned engineering upgrades will result in changes to a number of services between Christmas and New Year with passengers urged to check before travelling.
Streatham becomes latest fully accessible station in south London following accessibility upgrades
Network Rail has completed a £5m upgrade of Streatham station providing Southern and Thameslink passengers with step-free access to all the platforms
Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express passengers urged to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year train travel
Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express trains, is urging passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel over the Christmas and New Year period. The seasonal timetable and planned engineering work by Network Rail will mean widespread changes to services.