Trainwatch

On this section of my website, I post regular updates on our train service, my latest videos on the issue, as well as letters to and from government ministers. If you have questions on what you see here please do get in touch. I will also be posting updates on my Facebook page and Twitter feed. 

I am happy for constituents to copy me in on their experiences for me to take up with GTR, but in the first instance you can complain here: http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/contact-us/form/

You can opt to receive updates on your mobile by downloading ‘Thameslink on Track’ app here: http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/your-journey/planning/app/

You might also want to visit: http://www.transportfocus.org.uk/, which tracks the performance of train operators.

News

Latest developments at Govia Thameslink Railway

I received a letter from GTR's Chief Executive Office, Patrick Verwer, explaining what they have been doing to try and give customers more certainty and stability over the summer:

TRAINS! - Fare Increases

TRAINS! Just when you think you have seen it all, when you think you have read and seen just about everything possible, along comes an increase in train fares. An increase! AN INCREASE!

Brighton Main Line Improvement Project update

Today Network Rail launched a public awareness campaign for passengers travelling on the Brighton Main Line who may be affected by a major programme of improvement works designed to reduce delays and provide better journeys for passengers between the south coast and the capital.

Shoreham pupils report on GTR chaos

I am always happy to take students from local schools on for work experience in my Westminster office to have a glimpse into the life of an MP and the inner workings of Parliament.

GTR interim timetable causing school chaos

As a direct consequence of the third emergency timetable, which came in on Sunday, schools in East Worthing have had to bring forward the closing of their day by an hour because there are no longer any trains for their pupils.

Update from Govia Thameslink and Network Rail

Please find below the latest update from GTR and Network Rail:

Interim timetable 15th July

Details of a new interim timetable to provide a more reliable service for Thameslink and Great Northern passengers have been published today.