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Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is a train operating company, operating the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise in England. Within the franchise, GTR runs the Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express airport services.
Upon delivery of the contract, passengers travelling along the Brighton Mainline will be able to benefit from uninterrupted internet and mobile connectivity, including in tunnels and cuttings in the railway.
Exclusive to GTR, the Live Map feature highlights any disruption across the network and can suggest alternate routes for passengers.
In Episode 4 of Global Railway Review's podcast, Zoey Hudson, Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Govia Thameslink Railway, speaks to our Junior Editor, Leah Hockley, about the operating company's extensive apprenticeship programme and the importance of apprentices to the entire rail industry, not just GTR.
Govia Thameslink Railway's £55 million fleet modernisation programme is working to deliver a range of passenger and technological enhancements.
Under the agreement, Bombardier will fit ETCS equipment and the BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 onboard Automatic Train Protection system to all ELECTROSTAR fleets in the UK.
When harsh winter weather threatens major disruption to rail services, infrastructure managers and train operating companies must pull together to keep rail networks moving safely. The authors in this In-Depth Focus share the benefits of robust planning strategies and the importance of being prepared to deal with the challenges that…
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Transforming Australia’s freight network; HS2: Continuing to innovate to drive the workforce skills agenda; Making switch machines intelligent plus our 'On-Board Connectivity' and 'Winter Preparedness' In-Depth Focuses.
To mark the International Day of People with Disabilities, Network Rail's Southern region has highlighted new accessibility features that have been introduced during November and December 2020.
By encouraging passengers to use e-tickets, the two train operators can ensure social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19.
Isana Derici, Social Media Interface Manager at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), provides a look into how social media is used to improve the customer experience for the UK’s biggest rail operator.
Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink worked with the British Transport Police to enforce face covering rules over an eight-week period, experiencing a 98.4 per cent success rate.
Laboratory tests have found that the COVID-19 viruscide being used on Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern trains is successfully working.
The five metre by 2.5m full-colour LED display is the largest and clearest single passenger information display in the UK.