Update on interim timetable for Thameslink and Great Northern

Govia Thameslink Railway has today reported a positive start to the introduction of the new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable this week.

The new schedules have delivered a more stable, resilient and reliable service.

Some 200 extra trains are now running each weekday across the network compared to the period prior to the introduction of the May timetable.

Levels of punctuality and reliability are returning to levels achieved before the May timetable change.

GTR Chief Executive Patrick Verwer said: “My priority is to ensure passengers have the punctual service they are promised, and the new interim timetable is starting to achieve that.

“While the overall picture has improved, some infrastructure problems beyond our control have impacted services.”

Season ticket holders affected by disruption since the May timetable was introduced will be able to claim special industry compensation. This is in addition to the company’s Delay Repay compensation for delays of 15 minutes or more.

Passengers are encouraged to find out more by visiting www.thameslinkrailway.com or www.greatnorthernrail.com.


GTR press office on 020 3750 2031  press.office@gtrailway.com

Go-Ahead Group press office 020 7799 8978 communications@go-ahead.com

Editor’s notes

  • The new interim timetable was introduced on Sunday 15 July; the first weekday service was on Monday 16 July.
  • Weekday Public Performance Measure (PPM) on Thameslink and Great Northern 86.8 per cent on 19 July; on Thameslink and Great Northern 90.4 per cent on 17 May.
  • GTR has introduced 200 extra trains across the network towards the target of  400 extra trains promised in the May timetable change

Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:

  • Thameslink – services between Bedford and Brighton, Luton/St Albans and Sutton, Wimbledon and Sevenoaks
  • Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
  • Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
  • Gatwick Express – fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria

www.southernrailway.com, www.thameslinkrailway.com, www.gatwickexpress.com, www.greatnorthernrail.com