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Improvement factsheets

Find out what we’re doing to improve Great Northern trains, stations and services

New trains and more regular services

We’re investing in new trains, extra carriages and more services, including:

  • Cambridge to King’s Lynn: new air-conditioned trains in 2016
  • Cambridge to London: doubling overall capacity by 2018
  • Cambridge and Peterborough: direct links to London Bridge, St Pancras International and Thameslink stations from 2018
  • Moorgate line: extra fleet of trains in 2018, to be completed in spring 2019
  • Peterborough: new trains in 2016-2018
  • King’s Cross to King’s Lynn: two trains per hour from the end of 2018
  • Welwyn Garden City to London: two trains per hour from the end of 2018

Better deals on fares

We’re bringing in more great deals on our tickets:

  • More money-saving Advance tickets on our routes
  • Flexible season tickets for part-time workers in selected areas

Spruced-up stations

Govia Thameslink Railway, which owns Great Northern, is sprucing up its stations, with:

  • £50 million being invested in stations
  • Free Wi-Fi at 104 stations
  • Full-time staffing at 101 stations, from the first to the last train
  • Interactive touchscreens at Finsbury Park and Stevenage

Factsheets on the improvements

Read our factsheets for more details on the improvements.

Download Govia Thameslink franchise overview

Download Great Northern inner suburban services factsheet

Download Great Northern outer services factsheet