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Southern Railway - Articles and news items

£20 million fund to improve performance of Southern network

Rail industry news / 1 September 2016 /

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a package of measures to improve performance and restore passenger confidence in the Southern network.

Mayor of London reiterates call for TfL to take control of Southern franchise

Rail industry news / 12 August 2016 /

Writing to the Transport Secretary, Sadiq Khan Mayor of London has repeated his call for Transport for London (TfL) to take control of GTR Southern franchise.

Southern issues temporary revised timetable to reduce impact of cancellations

Rail industry news / 5 July 2016 /

Southern has issued a temporary revised weekday timetable to reduce the impact of cancellations and delays for passengers and staff.

Oyster and Contactless payment launched at Gatwick Airport

Rail industry news / 11 January 2016 /

Passengers travelling between Gatwick Airport and London can now travel using pay as you go Oyster and Contactless payment methods.

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…

Southern announces capital funding preferred supplier

Rail industry news / 1 October 2014 /

UK train operator Southern has recently announced Porterbrook Leasing as its preferred supplier to provide capital funding for the new Class 387/1 vehicles as provided under the contract with Bombardier Transportation UK Limited as entered into in July 2013…

Cubic unlocks ‘the key’ as Southern Railway connects to London’s Oyster Network

Rail industry news / 26 September 2014 /

Cubic Transportation Systems announced a major milestone with Southern Railway, extending the use of the ITSO ‘the key’ card across the entire Oyster network in London…

Cubic and Southern Railway Team Up to Provide ITSO on Southern and Transport for London Network

Rail industry news / 6 November 2013 /

This work is in conjunction with Transport for London’s ITSO on Prestige project…

Commuters to benefit from state-of-the-art electric trains

Rail industry news / 30 July 2013 /

Southern signs £180 million deal for additional 116 train carriages with Bombardier…

Bombardier to manufacture 116 new train carriages for Thameslink rolling stock cascade

Rail industry news / 17 July 2013 /

Southern has selected Bombardier to supply 116 new electric rolling stock vehicles…

Procurement of New Rolling Stock

Rail industry news / 15 November 2012 /

“I am pleased that Southern is able to assist the Department in introducing additional capacity. The potential new order for 116 carriages will be exciting news for train manufacturers…”

Bombardier wins additional order for 130 ELECTROSTAR Cars from Southern in the UK

Rail industry news / 28 December 2011 /

Bombardier is chosen by Southern for new train order in the UK…