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2012-03-29 GOV-001


Govia shortlisted to bid for Thameslink franchise

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Govia shortlisted to bid for Thameslink franchise

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29 March 2012
source Govia
type Press release

note No. 15

Southern is delighted that our owning group Govia (Go-Ahead and Keolis) has been shortlisted to bid for the new Thameslink franchise.

We are proud of our track record at Southern and are committed to delivering further improvements for passengers during our current franchise which runs until 2015. We are eager to continue our work beyond this and we believe we can deliver passenger benefits across the whole Thameslink network.


Southern Press office 020 892 98673

About Southern
Southern provides services in south London and between central London and the south coast, through east and west Sussex and Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire.
Some fast facts about Southern:
• We have over 4,000 employees
• The service is provided by a fleet of 300 new and refurbished trains
• We provide 2,284 train services on weekdays, 2,076 on Saturdays and 1,242 on Sundays
• 447,000 passenger journeys are made each day on Southern services
• Southern manages 158 stations, 121 of which have secure stations status
For more information about Southern, visit
About Govia
Southern is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia is the most enduring partnership between transport operators delivering rail franchises in this country. Govia is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for almost 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern, Southeastern and London Midland. Govia has retained the South Central franchise which commenced on Sunday 20th September and runs until July 2015. Further information on Govia is available at

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