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National Rail Contract awarded to Govia Thameslink Railway

The Go-Ahead Group today announces that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to continue operating the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services, the UK’s largest railway network.

Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

New GTR contract to run to September 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that GTR’s Emergency Measures Agreement (EMA), which ended on 20 September 2020, has been replaced by an Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA).

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Go-Ahead sets record goal to hire 1,200 apprentices in 2020

  • The Go-Ahead Group will expand apprentice recruitment by 20 per cent for 2020
  •  Go-Ahead met its target of recruiting 1,000 apprentices in 2019
  • The expansion is bucking the wider national trend of falling apprenticeship starts
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Southeastern Direct Award Contract Extension

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed a 12-week extension to the current Southeastern franchise, from 6 January 2019 to 1 April 2019.

Brighton & Hove Bus near the pier

Update on interim timetable for Thameslink and Great Northern

Govia Thameslink Railway has today reported a positive start to the introduction of the new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable this week.