All Govia Thameslink Railway articles

  • ·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is
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    UK government announces the end of rail franchising

    2020-09-21T08:38:00Z

    UK:·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is no longer working’.

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    GTR launches £55m Electrostar refurbishment

    2020-09-16T11:44:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway and leasing company Porterbrook have begun a £55m five-year programme to modernise 214 Bombardier Transportation Class 377 Electrostar electric multiple-units operated on Southern services, and 56 similar Class 387 units used on Gatwick Express and Great Northern services. ...

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    Railcard discounts now available on GTR smart cards

    2020-09-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Railcard discounts can now be obtained for pay-as-you-go travel when using Govia Thameslink Railway’s Key smart cards. Key smart card holders enter their Railcard details onto their online keyGo account. Any journeys made are then automatically assessed at the end of each day, and if ...

  • DB Cargo operated a train of empty wagons from Acton Yard to the new Brett Aggregates terminal for loading with marine aggregates.
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    Newhaven freight revival as Marine station to close

    2020-07-01T05:00:00Z

    Source: DB Cargo UK UK: A formal proposal to close the redundant but still nominally open Newhaven Marine station has been approved by the Department for Transport following a public consultation. The line will remain open to serve a newly-developed freight terminal at the East Quay ...

  • gb GTR coronavirus cleaning (2)
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    Govia Thameslink Railway uses 30-day ‘coronavirus killer’

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway’s entire train fleet as well as stations and staff areas have been treated with Zoono, a viruscide which is designed to stick to surfaces and inactivate the coronavirus for up to 30 days. The product is applied on a 21-day cycle, and a ...

  • GTR NHS coronavirus branded train (3)
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    Trains branded in tribute to the NHS

    2020-04-16T14:11:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has applied special branding to three electric multiple-units in tribute to National Health Service staff fighting the coronavirus pandemic. ‘There are more than 50 hospitals across our network and we are carrying more than 200 000 key ...

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    East Coast resignalling partners appointed

    2020-03-24T15:05:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has selected Siemens Mobility and Atkins as its partners for the programme to roll out ETCS Level 2 train control and traffic management on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.

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    Punctuality matters on high frequency routes, passengers say

    2020-02-28T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport Focus has published the results of research commissioned from independent market research agency Illuminas to understand how passengers’ expectations of punctuality and reliability might differ on high frequency routes such as the Thameslink core between London Blackfriars and London St Pancras International. The watchdog ...

  • GTR Paragon ID smart card machine
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    Self-service smart card machines to go live at GTR

    2020-01-31T06:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway passengers will be able to obtain the operator’s ITSO-compliant The Key smart cards through self-service vending machines from February 3. Paragon ID has supplied GTR with 12 free-standing kiosks which have been installed at selected stations outside London. Passengers will use ...

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    Newhaven Marine station to be closed

    2020-01-28T11:51:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has begun public consultation on Network Rail’s formal proposal to close Newhaven Marine station.

  • An electric multiple-unit is to be equipped with batteries for ’first of a kind’ testing which could lead to the end of diesel traction on the Ashford – Hastings and Oxted – Uckfield routes.
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    Electroflex battery EMU plan to end Southern diesel operation

    2020-01-21T15:17:00Z

    An electric multiple-unit is to be equipped with batteries for ’first of a kind’ testing which could lead to the end of diesel traction on the Ashford – Hastings and Oxted – Uckfield routes.

  • Govia Thameslink Railway ticket machine
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    Govia Thameslink Railway to pilot fares reform for part-time workers

    2020-01-02T16:24:00Z

    UK: A scheme to pilot proposed reforms to the national fare structure was launched by LNER on January 2, and on the same date Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced another pilot at Govia Thameslink Railway as well as the introduction of a fund ...