Govia Thameslink


A Christmas prayer for Croydon

Posted on December 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

A list of demands for an authority higher than Develop Croydon

Dear Lord,

Thank you for bringing us to the end of another year in Croydon.

As ever, it has been a mixed year – with highs, lows, and everything in between. Whilst we might not fully understand why some things happen to ourselves or our fellow Croydonians, we can trust in … Read More »



New plans for the Thameslink franchise will leave commuters in the south of the borough out in the cold

Posted on December 19th, by Charles King in Economics & Business. 3 comments

East Surrey Transport Committee chair Charles King speaks up for his home town of Coulsdon as new service patterns are drawn up at Govia Thameslink HQ

In August this year, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that the winner of the Thameslink Great Northern Franchise – the largest in Britain – would be Govia Thameslink Railway, the parent company of Southern. They took over First … Read More »