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A Greenwich train at London Bridge in the rush hour



This page contains links to recent news stories affecting rail users.









The Government has announced the Terms of Reference for the review of the rail industry, and the names of the Expert Panel Rail Review

Southeastern announce their autumn timetable begins on 12th October. This means that some weekday off-peak trains will not stop at Deptford, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park. GLUG has objected to this, as these stations will only have two Southeastern trains an hour during the day, plus one Thameslink train. Autumn amended timetable

Office of Road and Rail (ORR) publishes Inquiry report on May timetable disruption (20 September 2018). It concluded nobody was in charge. ORR inquiry press release and report

Government announces review of the railways (20 September 2018). A “root and branch” review to transform the railways has been announced. It will be lead by Keith Williams, Deputy Chairman of John Lewis. Reforms will begin in 2020. Government announcement

London Mayor renews call for TfL to take over Southeastern services (8 August 2018)             Mayor’s Press Release

Interim timetable introduced on 15 July 2018  GTR Interim timetable 15 July

Oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee. On 9 July 2018, Chris Gibb (Chair, Thameslink Readiness Board) and Chris Green (Chair of the Board’s Independent Assurance Panel) gave oral evidence on the Thameslink timetable Oral evidence

Patrick Verwer appointed the new CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) (22 June 2018)   New GTR CEO. He used to be Managing Director of London Midland.

House of Commons statement on GTR (4 June 2018) Commons Statement