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New summer train timetable announced

“Most existing services stay the same”


Class 717 departs Brookmans Park station 15 April 2019  Screen grab from video courtesy of Simon Goldsworthy
Class 717 departs Brookmans Park station 15 April 2019
Screen grab from video courtesy of Simon Goldsworthy
Great Northern says it’s rolling out its summer timetable on Sunday 19 May 2019.  The company says most services will continue to operate to the current timetable, but some times are changing by a few minutes “to improve punctuality”.

image of new timetable

Great Northern says those travelling by train or meeting trains should check individual journeys. The new timetable is embedded below, with the old timetable also embedded for comparison purposes.

You can click the expand icon (top right of the embedded documents) to view in full size and to download or print.

Below the timetables is the text of the news release about the summer timetable sent out by Great Northern.

New timetable 19 May 2019 to 14 December 2019



Old timetable 9 December 2018 to 18 May 2019



Great Northern summer timetable news release

What is happening in the Summer timetable?

The Summer timetable starts on Sunday 19 May 2019. We are introducing new services to provide increased capacity between Cambridge and Brighton, as well as expanding our weekend services on Thameslink with a combination of new and restored services. 
Most existing journeys will stay the same, but please check your individual journey, as you may be affected by times changing by a few minutes to improve punctuality. 
On weekdays, we will introduce a second Thameslink train each hour, between Brighton and Cambridge. 
There are also new early-morning services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. 
The new Thameslink service will provide space for an extra 1,750 people every hour in both directions. 
In response to passenger feedback we are also adding additional stops on selected services, with Gatwick Express stops at Preston Park and Thameslink stops at Royston, Letchworth and Knebworth. 
On Saturdays, an additional 180 trains will operate on Thameslink. This includes a new service between Brighton and Cambridge connecting with Gatwick Airport and through central London. 
There will also be another fast service each hour between London King’s Cross and Ely. In addition Thameslink services between Bedford and Gatwick Airport and between Kentish Town and Rainham increase to four and two trains per hour respectively. 
On Sundays, an additional 100 trains will operate on Thameslink. This includes a new service between Cambridge and Gatwick Airport through central London. 
We will also increase Thameslink services between Bedford and Gatwick Airport and between Kentish Town and Rainham to four and two trains per hour respectively. 
Some afternoon Thameslink services between Sutton and Blackfriars will be extended to operate to and from St Albans City. 
Monday to Friday 
An additional Thameslink service will operate each hour, doubling the frequency between Cambridge and Brighton at peak times and during the day, calling at stations on the Cambridge branch, Stevenage, Hitchin, then on through central London to Brighton via Gatwick Airport. 
Most Great Northern services will continue to operate to the current timetable. 
Two bus services will replace trains between Stevenage and Hertford North and between Stevenage and Watton-at-Stone all day throughout this timetable. This will continue until a fifth platform has been built at Stevenage. 
Saturday 
A new hourly Thameslink service will operate between Cambridge and Brighton, calling at stations on the Cambridge branch, Stevenage, Hitchin, then on through central London to Brighton via Gatwick Airport. 
A revised Great Northern service will operate on the Cambridge route, with a second ‘Cambridge Flyer’ each hour. 
Other Great Northern Saturday services will continue to operate to the current timetable.
Please check for alterations before you travel, as engineering work often takes place at weekends. 
Sunday 
A new hourly Thameslink service will operate between Cambridge and Gatwick Airport, calling at stations on the Cambridge branch, Stevenage, Hitchin, then on through central London to Gatwick Airport. 
Great Northern Sunday services will continue to operate to the current timetable. 
Please check for alterations before you travel, as engineering work often takes place at weekends.




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