Posted on: April 26th 2018

Rail Plan 20/20

Please find below information from Southern Railway regarding rail service timetable changes from May 20th 2018.

Message from Gareth Edwards - Govia Thameslink Railway

For any queries about the changes, please contact Gareth Edwards,
using the details in the email below.

Your Train Times are Changing! 

We are writing to ask for your support in helping us raise awareness of the Timetable change across the network. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a more reliable service and extra capacity in the morning peak for 40,000 more passengers from across our network into London, with further expansion to 60,000 by the end of 2019, this change does mean, that every train time, at every station, across our network is changing. 

Below, you will find a poster that we will be distributing across our network to inform passengers of the upcoming changes, alongside this we will be raising awareness through station and announcements on-board our trains and our teams will be out distributing leaflets to passengers to build awareness, this will all take place alongside a media campaign that begins today.

We would appreciate your support in helping us reach the students, staff and parents in your area, and ask if you could forward this to each school in your area directly to display this poster on their noticeboards, publish on their websites, distribute it with newsletters or post it via social media platforms.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who participated in our consultation on the new timetable. The consultation was the biggest in UK Rail history with over 28,000 respondents. The timetable team have considered all responses to the consultation whilst developing this timetable and made changes where they could, following suggestion from passengers, rail user groups and stakeholders. 

If you need any further information on the planned changes or more detailed route specific information including the new timetables, please visit Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries. 

I would like to thank you for your support during these changes. 

With regards

Gareth Edwards
Stakeholder Manager
Govia Thameslink Railway
Mobile: 07779 981310