GTR, which stands for Govia Thameslink Railway, is the largest train operating company in the UK and was created following the merger of Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express in July 2015.
GTR now carries more passengers, people and trains than anyone else in the country with 330 million passenger journeys each year across 1,200km of network. In addition, the franchise operates 535 trains, manages 236 train stations and employs just over 7,000 people.
As part of the franchise, GTR is investing heavily in the infrastructure and technology on the lines, so they can deliver more. More trains, more seats, more services, more routes, more station improvements, more platforms with WiFi and more information. Above all, GTR wants to give their customers and their people more say – to help create a better rail service for everyone.
GTR is part of Govia – a partnership between two world-class transport operators – Keolis and the Go-Ahead Group.