Great Northern Rail
We’re delighted to be supporting the Comet Community Awards. Govia Thameslink Railway has an important role to play in the continued vitality of the communities we serve. We are investing in major improvements this spring that will bolster the economy.
Our RailPlan 20/20 modernisation plan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a better service with extra capacity and new, faster Thameslink journeys across London for thousands of people.
By December, commuters from Hitchin and Stevenage will have 50% more fast trains to King’s Cross as well as the new Thameslink services that begin in May across central London stopping at Farringdon (for Crossrail and Heathrow), London Bridge (for Canary Wharf) and on to Gatwick.
We started consulting on these changes since autumn 2016 and it has been, we believe, the biggest consultation ever undertaken in the rail industry, reflecting the enormity of the change. We shared our ideas and proposals with passengers and stakeholders from the outset and genuinely listened to the responses, making hundreds of amendments where possible, some of them substantial, while at the same time targeting increases in capacity where they are needed the most.