As the country’s busiest rail operator, Govia is responsible for 5,500 services and more than one million passengers per day. It operates two major commuter rail franchises, Southeastern and GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway), serving over 500 stations.
Focused on investment and innovation, the business has introduced more new trains into service than any other operator since the UK’s rail network was privatised. Govia has also been responsible for a number of industry firsts, including becoming the first UK transport operator to gain Carbon Trust reaccreditation and the first to introduce regenerative braking on the third rail train fleet, cutting industry cost by £10 million in one financial year.
The business has also managed some considerable changes, having successfully brought three businesses together under the GTR brand to help deliver the Thameslink programme.
Govia is a joint-venture between Keolis (35 per cent) and The Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent).