Monday 3rd February 2020 – updated Wednesday 5th February 2020 First the good news. Rail passengers using Gatwick Airport will be pleased to see work finally get underway from May … Continue Reading Brighton-Victoria passengers face frequency cut by half and a price hike or change trains
Wednesday 18th December 2019 There’s never a good time to have a complete signal failure at East Croydon but for the power to go down just as the evening peak … Continue Reading Power failure empowers staff
Friday 25th October 2019 Spoiler alert: the postman delivered a National Rail Voucher for £6.70 this morning. I wrote about the outrageous rip-off fares policy on the Gatwick Express back … Continue Reading Another Gatwick Express rip-off
Thursday 16th May 2019 We’re fast approaching the anniversary this weekend of that fateful day in May last year when the Thameslink (and Northern Rail) train networks went into meltdown. … Continue Reading Two cheers for GTR
Tuesday 14th May 2019 Exactly thirty-five years ago today British Rail began the first non-stop train service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport marketed as Gatwick Express. Class 73 locomotives … Continue Reading End the 35 year GatEx rip off
Sunday 17th February 2019 It’s been publicised for over a year; preparations have been going on behind the scenes for much longer than that. It was originally planned to happen … Continue Reading Britain’s biggest rail replacement ever. Part 1.
Monday 21st January 2019 It was way back on Friday 28th September 2018 when commuters in Hertfordshire and north London had their travel appetites whetted when Great Northern rolled out … Continue Reading New trains in 2019 Part 1: Great Northern’s 717s
That’s a headline to grab your attention for sure. And it’s true; for those of us on the Brighton line and travel off peak into Victoria. GTR have announced from … Continue Reading 72% increase in train fares from Saturday