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Great Northern - Articles and news items

Govia Thameslink Railway signs £200m contract to replace Great Northern fleet

Rail industry news / 18 February 2016 /

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Siemens have signed an agreement worth over £200m to supply 25 Class 700 Desiro City trains to replace the existing Great Northern fleet.

GTR – a franchise formed to transform passenger services

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is now Britain’s biggest rail franchise – carrying 237 million passenger journeys a year and earning the Department for Transport (DfT) £1.3 billion in annual passenger revenue. Operating over 3,200 services every weekday, plus managing 236 stations and including 6,800 staff, the business oversees four different networks of Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern. So why have GTR been given the keys to this super new franchise? Chief Executive Officer, Charles Horton, explains…

Thameslink and Great Northern launch first phase of smartcard ticketing

Rail industry news / 2 October 2015 /

Smartcard ticketing known as ‘the key’ has launched on Thameslink and Great Northern services for season tickets holders between Royston, Huntingdon and London.

Stephenson Harwood advises Govia on securing merger clearance for the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise

Rail industry news / 16 September 2014 /

International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Govia, a joint venture between Go-Ahead and Keolis, on securing a Phase 1 merger clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise…

Go-Ahead joint venture awarded the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise

Rail industry news / 23 May 2014 /

The Go-Ahead Group welcomes announcement by the Department for Transport to award Govia the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise…