More stable train service during interim timetable for Thameslink and Great Northern

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that it has had a positive start to the introduction of its new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable.

The new scheduled trains have delivered a more stable and reliable train service for its passengers.

200 extra trains are now running each weekday across the network when compared to the period prior to the introduction of Mays new timetable.

Trains being on time are now returning to the levels in which GTR achieved before the timetable change in May 2018.

Season ticket holders affected by disruption since the May timetable was introduced will be able to claim special industry compensation.

What did the officials say?

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.”


  1. Hopefully the new timetable will not cause any more disruptions for passengers using Thameslink. Not forgetting the new Class 717’s that are due to enter service from August/September that will replace the Class 313’s on the Moorgate-Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth Garden City, Hertford North and Stevenage services.


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