Thameslink - Articles and news items
Rail industry news / 3 August 2016 /
An advanced signalling system that will allow trains to travel every two to three minutes through central London has been successfully tested for the first time using Govia Thameslink Railway’s new Siemens Class 700 trains…
Rail industry news / 27 July 2016 /
Network Rail is preparing to open the first two-thirds of the new station concourse at London Bridge station from the end of August 2016.
In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Luc Lallemand shares Infrabel’s recent ETCS milestones, SŽ’s José Urbanc explores Slovenia’s signalling developments, and Frans Heijnen provides an overview of the EULYNX project…
Rail industry news / 24 May 2016 /
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has unveiled the new Siemens-built Class 700 Desiro City train at London Blackfriars station coinciding with a 360 degree tour of the new vehicles.
Rail industry news / 6 May 2016 /
Thameslink stations in central London are to receive new information screens with ‘at-a-glance’ journey details in preparation for new generation trains and a future high intensity service.
Rail industry news / 26 January 2016 /
A new £40 million railway cleaning facility has opened in Cricklewood, north London, as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.
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.
Rail industry news / 16 December 2015 /
A test train has for the first time operated under control of the ETCS (European Train Control System) marking six years of development work by the Thameslink Programme.
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…
Rail industry news / 10 November 2015 /
Rail Minister Claire Perry has announced an extension of Oyster and Contactless pay as you go ticketing on rail services between Gatwick Airport and London.
Videos / 6 November 2015 /
The UK is now home to the first brand new Siemens-built Class 700 Desiro City train, which is set to transform passenger experience on the Thameslink rail routes when it rolls into action in the Spring of 2016…
Rail industry news / 28 October 2015 /
Equipment produced by Sheffield-based Mechan is helping Siemens Rail Systems UK bring to life its vision for the future of train maintenance…