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Timetable consultation

The consultation launched on Thursday 15 September and closes at 17:00 on Thursday 8 December 2016.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has launched an extensive consultation which sets out proposed changes to the timetable which will be operated by GTR in 2018 following completion of the Thameslink Programme.

When the programme completes in 2018, it will transform north-south travel through London; journeys will be improved with trains every two to three minutes through central London at peak times. Improved connections will give you better travel options to more destinations than ever before, modern track will make your journeys more reliable and new trains will provide additional capacity. This will be the biggest timetable change on the routes affected in a generation. We are therefore seeking feedback from any interested parties who may be affected by the proposed changes to help shape the new patterns of service.

This consultation will be the earliest a train operator has released proposals in advance of the planned changes allowing sufficient time for meaningful and on-going engagement.

Please download the document with all the details 

PDF  Timetable Consultation document

Frequently asked questions during the first half of the three month consultation on GTR’s 2018 Timetable Consultation

pdf icon Frequently asked questions

Please download the information sheets with a summary of proposed changes by route:

pdf icon Great Northern Metro

pdf icon Great Northern Mainline

pdf icon Central London to Bedford

pdf icon Southern Metro, Wimbledon Loop and West London Line

pdf icon Brighton Mainline, Arun Valley, West and East Coastway

pdf icon Redhill and Oxted

pdf icon Kent Thameslink

Please send your responses using the survey link below:

Timetable Consultation response survey

Station comparison

We’ve produced a station by station comparison so you can check the proposed number of trains at your station compared with today.

Station by station comparison

Top 6 destinations

Information on the top 6 destinations from your station.

pdf icon Balham routes

pdf icon Cambridge routes

pdf icon East Coastway

pdf icon East Croydon, Purley and Oxted routes

pdf icon Hertford routes

pdf icon Huntingdon routes

pdf icon Kent Thameslink routes

pdf icon Midland Mainline routes

pdf icon Redhill routes

pdf icon Sussex Mainline routes

pdf icon Tulse Hill and Sydenham routes

pdf icon Welwyn routes

pdf icon West Coastway routes

Sample timetable

Sample timetables for question 52 (proposals to address significant crowding issues on trains between Brighton and Ashford International)

pdf icon Direct service

pdf icon Split at Hastings

pdf icon Split at Eastbourne


If you’d prefer a hard copy of the document please write to us at

GTR Timetable Consultation
c/o East Side Offices
London Kings Cross Station
N1C 4AP

For those who would like to speak to us directly, members of the 2018 Timetable Planning team will be at the following Meet the managers events that are scheduled during the consultation period:

Station Date (2016) Time
London St Pancras Intl Thursday 8 December CANCELLED

We will also be present at these Meet the Managers sessions held by Southeastern:

Station Date (2016) Time
London Bridge Tuesday 6 December 16:30 - 19:00

We are also planning to be at the following stations during the consultation period to answer your questions. These events will also be advertised on local station posters.

Station Date (2016) Time
Reigate Thursday 1 December 17:00 - 19:00
Maidstone East Tuesday 29 November 06:30 - 09:00