Good Morning,

We are delighted to announce the launch the engagement process of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR’s) £15 million Passenger Benefit Fund which aims to provide tangible improvements for passengers on the GTR network. The fund was established following the disruption experienced by passengers during the implementation of the May 2018 timetable.

The Secretary of State nominated Bim Afolami, Henry Smith and Heidi Allen, as MPs representing different parts of the GTR network, to work with GTR and develop a plan for how the fund is allocated and consulted on. The MPs asked for decisions on how the Fund was spent to be made at as local level as possible. The fund, therefore has been allocated to passengers based on the tiers of the additional industry compensation scheme which were agreed following the disruption caused by the May 2018 timetable issues.  Passengers at stations  across the network have been allocated either  £30, 000, £50,000 or £80,000 to spend on station improvements or on a wider benefit scheme.

We are engaging with passengers, MPs, passenger groups and councils to understand how they would like the money to be spent.  Stakeholders will be asked to prioritise ideas ready for a selection and approval process starting in August.  Further details about the fund and how groups can select their preferred schemes can be found at the fund website

To submit your ideas you will need to complete the survey, which you can access once you register on the passenger benefit fund website.

Please find  the netwrk map via the GTR All Brands route map link below .  We want to ensure that you are aware that the consultation is open and will close on 31 July 2019.

If you would like more information or to arrange a meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at

Kind regards

Leigh Hopkins

Passenger Benefit Fund engagement team 

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

GTR All Brands route map

21:35, 28 May 2019 by Alessandra Marabese

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone in Gravenhurst for voting for me, I am so grateful! 

Secondly, while my daughter and I were leafleting the village twice, we really enjoyed visiting everybody's spring time gardens! Gravenhurst has picture perfect spring flowers.

Thirdly, now I am back in harness, I promise to carry on working for everyone in this village, as hard as I can.
Thank you all, once again,

Alison G

15:32, 04 May 2019 by Alessandra Marabese

Walk For Parkinsons

22:08, 14 Apr 2019 by Alessandra Marabese


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