Govia welcomes today’s announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) to shortlist the Go-Ahead 65% / Keolis 35% joint venture for the Northern franchise.
Govia is in the mobilisation phase of GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway). GTR will be the largest rail franchise in the UK in terms of passenger numbers, trains, revenue and staff.
David Statham has been appointed managing director of Southeastern, the Govia railway company serving Kent, south east London and part of East Sussex.
Today Govia (65% Go-Ahead, 35% Keolis joint venture) has announced that Dyan Crowther will be the Chief Operating Officer of GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway).
Govia makes first appointments to GTR
Govia welcomes today’s announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) to award the Go-Ahead 65% / Keolis 35% joint venture the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise.
From 14 September 2014 GTR will operate 'Thameslink' and 'Great Northern' serving Bedford, Luton, Brighton, Peterborough, King's Lynn and Cambridge.
London Midland operates train services throughout the heart of England, connecting London, the Midlands and the North West.
Southeastern operates train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, including the iconic Javelin high speed service on HS1
Southern operates train services into London from the South coast, through East and West Sussex, Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire. It also operates Gatwick Express. And from July 2015 will become part of GTR.