• Govia shortlisted to bid for South Eastern franchise

    Time: 11:21 Date: 14 / 07 / 2017

    The joint venture between The Go-Ahead Group (65%) and Keolis (35%) has been shortlisted for the South Eastern franchise

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  • London Midland franchise extension

    Time: 10:34 Date: 17 / 07 / 2017

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced an eight-week extension to the current London Midland franchise, from 15 October to 10 December 2017, under the existing franchise terms.

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  • Govia shortlisted for West Midlands franchise

    Time: 07:52 Date: 07 / 04 / 2016

    The joint venture between The Go-Ahead Group (65%) and Keolis (35%) has been shortlisted for the West Midlands franchise

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  • Rail Minister launches new Gatwick Express train fleet

    Time: 06:00 Date: 11 / 03 / 2016

    The first train of a new £145m fleet for the Gatwick Express route has entered passenger service. The Class 387/2 Electrostar train was formally launched by, Rail Minister, Claire Perry MP on Thursday 10th March at London Victoria station

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  • Transport Secretary launched Oyster and contactless payments at Gatwick Airport station

    Time: 06:00 Date: 12 / 01 / 2016

    Passengers travelling between Gatwick Airport and London can now to “touch in and out” with the introduction of pay as you go using Oyster and Contactless as new payment methods

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  • London Midland awarded new contract to continue operation of train services

    Time: 06:00 Date: 03 / 12 / 2015

    Govia welcomes the announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) that its 65% owned train operating company, London Midland, will continue to run the West Midlands franchise until October 2017

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  • Siemens announced as preferred bidder for new Great Northern fleet

    Time: 15:15 Date: 22 / 12 / 2015

    A new fleet of modern air-conditioned trains is a step closer for Great Northern suburban services to and from Moorgate in the City of London

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  • Three Bridges depot opens its doors

    Time: 13:43 Date: 15 / 10 / 2015

    On 15 October Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin formally opened Siemens and Thameslink’s new Three Bridges train depot.

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  • Smartcards at the ready

    Time: 13:42 Date: 01 / 10 / 2015

    Commuters with Thameslink and Great Northern (between Royston, Huntingdon and London) are being given their first taste of smartcard ticketing technology.

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  • New Gatwick Express carriage on test

    Time: 13:39 Date: 23 / 07 / 2015

    The first carriage of the brand new Gatwick Express train, the Class 387/2, has been built and is being tested by Bombardier at its factory in Derby.

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  • Southeastern awarded new contract

    Time: 09:20 Date: 11 / 09 / 2014

    Govia today welcomes the announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) that its train operating company, Southeastern, will continue to run the South Eastern franchise until June 2018.

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  • Southeastern MD appointed

    Time: 12:03 Date: 26 / 08 / 2014

    David Statham has been appointed managing director of Southeastern, the Govia railway company serving Kent, south east London and part of East Sussex.

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  • Govia awarded TSGN franchise

    Time: 12:00 Date: 23 / 05 / 2014

    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.

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  • Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer appointed to GTR

    Time: 12:00 Date: 05 / 06 / 2014

    Govia makes first appointments to GTR

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  • Dyan Crowther named as COO of GTR

    Time: 12:00 Date: 13 / 06 / 2014

    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).

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