Rail operator celebrates internal hires
Govia Thameslink Railway announces a wave of internal appointments for the year ahead
Kicking off 2023, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – the operator for Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern – has announced a variety of internal promotions and appointments across the company.
Ralph Pidsley has taken on the role of Chief Financial Officer after holding the position on
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.
Check before you travel as engineering work restricts Brighton Main Line services on first Sunday in February
Train operators Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express are advising passengers travelling between London, Gatwick Airport and Sussex on Sunday 5 February to check online journey planners in advance, as vital engineering work by Network Rail will mean a long diversion for trains between London and Gatwick Airport, and a limited service between Brighton and the airport.
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
Line to reopen: Engineers have repaired the 10-metre Lingfield landslip, which closed the railway in Surrey between Hurst Green and East Grinstead
Network Rail engineers and contractors BAM Nuttall have worked around the clock to repair a landslip that closed the railway between East Grinstead and Hurst Green in Surrey on Tuesday, January 17.
Govia Thameslink Railway generates over 236,000 kWh total renewable energy last year alone through solar panels
Photovoltaic arrays at Denmark Hill Station and Streatham Hill Depot have generated 236,387 kWh of energy. This is the equivalent of boiling the kettle to make a fantastic 7.5 million cups of tea. The energy generated through the solar panels also saves 46 tonnes (45,713kg) of CO2 per year
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
Speed restrictions removed across Sussex
Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express are running their normal timetable this morning.
Revised rail service Sunday evening and Monday due to heavy rain
Forecasts of very heavy rainfall means Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express will regrettably be running a revised service until tomorrow afternoon (Monday 19 December).
Network Rail is introducing a 40mph speed limit between 1800 Sunday 18th and 1400 Monday 19th December for safety reasons to routes south of Balcombe, in case of landslips and flooding. Up to 4cm of rain is expecte
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
St Albans station is set to look bloomin’ lovely this spring, thanks to volunteers
Passengers travelling through St Albans City train station can look forward to seeing a burst of colour in the spring after a local charity planted more than 200 flower bulbs
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.
Gatwick's gateway to the world just got a bit easier if arriving by rail
A new ticket gateline has opened at Gatwick Airport railway station with extra-wide openings throughout for passengers with luggage
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.
Driving home for Christmas? These rail fares will make you reconsider!
UK’s largest rail operator has released Advance Fares for the festive period
Previously only available on Southern Rail, the operator has extended the offering to Thameslink – saving people up to 45% compared to buying on the day
As the cost-of-living crisis takes hold, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is encouraging savvy consumers to save money with Advance Tickets, which have now been releas