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Subject tag: Rail services

Govia told it will retain Great Northern franchise as winter timetable introduces improvements

Govia is to retain its Great Northern franchise. More trains will run from this weekend.

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04 December 2018

Last chance for Govia?

News media are reporting that Govia Thameslink Railway will be stripped of its operating franchise if a new interim timetable does not increase reliability sufficiently.

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02 July 2018

More frequent trains from May, but the complete new service will be delayed until December 2019

The introduction of more frequent services on Great Northern and other Govia Thameslink Railway services will be gradually phased in between May 2018 and December 2019

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04 April 2018

Direct Finsbury Park to Gatwick trains now "previewing"

Thameslink train services providing direct services between Great Northern stations and Gatwick Airport via Finsbury Park are due to start in May, but as of 26 February a "preview" service has been running..

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06 March 2018

New late-night weekend link from south of the river

Starting on Friday 23rd February the Night Overground service from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction will be extended to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington. At Highbury passengers can catch a Night Tube on the Victoria Line and change at Finsbury Park onto the Piccadilly Line. To reach Palmers Green is then just a matter of taking the N29 from Wood Green.

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13 February 2018

Improved train frequencies from May

Starting on 20 May there will be an increase in the offpeak frequency of trains serving Palmers Green on Mondays to Saturdays.

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12 February 2018

2018 timetables consultation: Govia drop plan to improve Sunday services

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have launched the final phase of their consultations over new timetables to be introduced in May 2018. The latest proposals will come as a disappointment for passengers using Palmers Green and other stations on the Hertford Loop,as the planned increase from two to four trains an hour on Sundays is no longer being offered.

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02 December 2017

Rail services consultation enters final stage

The final phase of consultations is now under way about new railway timetables on Great Eastern and other services operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.

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05 July 2017

Open the gate!

The newly installed gate at Palmers Green station blocks easy access to the car park from Platform 2. It creates a formidable obstacle to people who are unable to carry heavy loads up the stairs.

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27 June 2017

Dire customer satisfaction scores for Thameslink/Great Northern - what a surprise!

20 January 2017

2018 rail timetable consultation ends next week

30 November 2016

Great Northern service improvements planned for 2018

03 October 2016

Campaign to reopen gate at Alexandra Palace station

01 October 2016

Station staff strike scheduled for Wednesday has been called off

03 September 2016

Station staff vote in favour of strike action

17 August 2016

Govia Thameslink performance figures published

29 June 2016

Time to say "Go away, Govia"?

22 June 2016

Palmers Green station to lose its car park exit?

29 May 2016

Step-free access at Palmers Green station - on its way, but not for a while

25 May 2016

Train operator says "Thank you for bearing with us"

11 May 2016