Friday, October 26, 2018

A line between Sandy and Biggleswade is closed because of a broken down freight train – causing delays to London-bound services this morning.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The rail regulator has opened an investigation into whether Great Northern and Thameslink line operator Govia Thameslink breached requirements to keep passengers properly informed amid the May 2018 timetable rollout.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has been appointed a parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Transport.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Rail operator Govia Thameslink has stood by the actions of its staff amid condemnation of how they handled a passenger using a wheelchair at Stevenage station.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Rail passengers wrenched open a set of train doors this morning after they closed and trapped an older lady with a walking stick.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Govia Thameslink has axed its rail replacement buses after improvements in reliability.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Letchworth commuters have started to see the effects of Govia Thameslink’s interim timetable this week, which has seen a decline in cancelled and delayed services.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has called for action if the new interim train timetable fails.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

The government must end Govia Thameslink’s contract if its new interim timetable does not improve railway journeys – that’s according to the chairman of North East Beds Labour, who is himself a train driver.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Railway lines have been blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough while police deal with an incident.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rail operator Govia Thameslink is “80 per cent” sure a revised timetable set to come in on July 15 will work.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

“Dangerous” – that was the word used in a conversation between two members of Great Northern rail staff amid overcrowding at Hitchin this morning, commuters have said.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Hitchin has the sixth-worst rail service in the country – that’s according to new data ranking the performance of the UK’s stations in the past month.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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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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