Thu, 15:57

A Hitchin commuter says he has “officially reached his limit” with the railways after Great Northern today sold him a £5,216 annual travelcard that “expired” two days ago.

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Govia Thameslink Hitchin
Thu, 10:21

Two commuters from Letchworth and Baldock have been threatened with prosecution after confusion arose from the declassification of a first class train carriage.

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Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Letchworth Baldock London Letchworth
Wed, 10:29

Amid the chaos on the railways, Conservative MPs yesterday rejected a vote of no confidence in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. In an exclusive opinion piece, Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami explains why he voted as he did.

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Bim Afolami Labour Party Govia Thameslink Network Rail United Kingdom London
Friday, June 15, 2018

The chief executive of troubled rail firm Govia Thameslink, which operates the Great Northern and Thameslink lines, has resigned.

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Govia Thameslink United Kingdom
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Even Great Northern’s drivers have had enough of the controversial new timetable – that’s if one railwayman’s apology to commuters this morning is anything to go by.

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Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Network Rail
Friday, June 8, 2018

Commuters have hailed “a new level of incompetency” after a Great Northern train driver neglected to open the doors for his passengers on arriving in London.

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Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Network Rail London Hitchin
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for rail passengers, as Govia Thameslink has introduced an interim timetable and have news about when the original May timetable should be running smoothly.

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Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Network Rail North Herts
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hitchin’s area committee has thrown its weight behind commuters driven to despair by the controversial new Great Northern rail timetable.

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Bim Afolami Liberal Democrat Labour Govia Thameslink Network Rail Hitchin
Monday, June 4, 2018

North East Bedforshire MP Alistair Burt will today meet the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to discuss the chaos on the railways.

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Alistair Burt Govia Thameslink Biggleswade Comet
Friday, May 25, 2018

Frustrated commuters defiantly blocked train doors at Hitchin railway station yesterday in a successful protest against the last-minute removal of Arlesey, Biggleswade and Sandy stops.

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Govia Thameslink Twitter Peterborough
Thursday, May 10, 2018

“It’s a nightmare” – that’s the verdict from Hitchin commuters who have launched a petition against a new rail timetable, with more than 1,100 signatures so far.

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Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Hitchin
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Train passangers in Letchworth and Royston will be affected by engineering work this bank holiday weekend.

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Govia Thameslink Royston Letchworth Cambridge London Letchworth
Friday, April 27, 2018

We’re three weeks away from the new Great Northern timetable being rolled out – which operator Govia Thameslink Railway is hailing as the “biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history.”

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Govia Thameslink Great Northern Letchworth Biggleswade Letchworth Baldock Biggleswade Hitchin
Thursday, April 19, 2018

There are currently delays on the Great Northern line due to signal failure between Hitchin and Cambridge.

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Govia Thameslink Network Rail Cambridge Hitchin
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rail operator Govia Thameslink has released its May 2018 timetable after making changes to help appease concerns of rail user groups.

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Govia Thameslink Biggleswade Comet Biggleswade
Monday, March 19, 2018

Two rail user groups serving North Herts say overall they are “pleased” with changes made to the new Great Northern train timetable, which was released to them yesterday.

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Govia Thameslink Royston Stevenage London Ashwell
Friday, February 16, 2018

All lines going through Stevenage railway station are blocked after a person was hit by a train this morning.

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British Transport Police Govia Thameslink Network Rail Peterborough Stevenage
Friday, February 2, 2018

The Government has put pressure on Network Rail to try to make sure rail replacement bus services between Stevenage and Hertford North only have to be in place for just over two years – 18 months less than has previously been stated.

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Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Network Rail Peterborough Cambridge London
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Most commuters were unimpressed with an average rise in ticket prices of 3.4 per cent when they returned to work on January 2, but Govia Thameslink and Network Rail insist a swathe of upcoming benefits will make it worth your while

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Stephen McPartland Govia Thameslink Facebook Network Rail United Kingdom Stevenage London
Monday, January 15, 2018

Rail services are running at a reduced speed through North Herts after a vehicle struck a bridge near Hitchin railway station.

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Govia Thameslink Network Rail
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Labour’s shadow transport secretary met party campaigners at Stevenage railway station this morning to slam rail fare rises – before his train north for more demonstrations broke down.

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Govia Thameslink Network Rail Stevenage
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Commuters across Comet country faced the headache of train fare hikes of an average of 3.4 per cent on their tickets as they boarded trains on the first working day of the new year.

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Govia Thameslink Network Rail United Kingdom Peterborough Cambridge Biggleswade London
Monday, November 6, 2017

Commuters from Sandy, Biggleswade, Arlesey, Hitchin and Stevenage today have the first chance to ride on two new trains offering live updates about the Tube and where to find space on board.

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