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02 Jun 2021

Southeastern and Govia Thameslink Railway launch new Season Ticket Calculator

As commuters prepare to return to the office, the train operators have introduced a Season Ticket Calculator to help passengers identify the right fares for them

LONDON, 2 June 2021: Southeastern and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which runs Great Northern, Gatwick Express, Southern, and Thameslink, have worked together to launch a new online Season Ticket Calculator, providing passengers with greater transparency when it comes to choosing tickets and fares.

The Season Ticket Calculator enables commuters with flexible work schedules to identify and buy the right ticket for the number of days they want to travel.

And from 21 June, the calculator will include the new national Flexi Season ticket, available to book across the country. The new tickets can be used for travel from 28 June.

Commuters choose the number of days per week they plan on travelling over a selected period of weeks or months, and the Season Ticket Calculator will identify the most cost-effective package over peak travel times.

John Backway, Head of Retail at Southeastern, comments: “As restrictions lift and we start to welcome more and more passengers onto our network, we want to ensure that the process of identifying the best fare is a seamless experience. The new Season Ticket Calculator will help to build a more transparent ticket-buying process for our passengers, helping everyone to make an informed choice, and one that is best for them.”

Adam Phayer, Head of Retail at Govia Thameslink Railway, comments: “We're ready to welcome people back to rail and recognise many will be working very differently from the way they did before the pandemic.

 “The new national Flexi Season ticket will offer passengers more choice for how they want to travel to work and may be the best option for those travelling two to three days a week.

 “Our online Season Ticket Calculator will help people find the option that's right for their journey and travel pattern each week.”

Passengers with both companies have access to alerts which show busy trains in online journey planners such as National Rail Enquiries, where you can also subscribe to journey alerts and see information on busier services. Southeastern also offers on-demand information through its WhatsApp service, which provides real-time updates direct from Southeastern’s control room – from the number of carriages a train has to questions about potential delays.

People can view the Season Ticket Calculator by navigating to the tickets section of the Southern, Southeastern, Thameslink and Great Northern websites.   


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About Southeastern

Southeastern has run the train service in South East London, Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006. We operate one of the busiest networks in the country including the UK’s first domestic high-speed service using 140mph Javelin trains.

Southeastern is operated by Govia, a joint venture between leading transport operators Go-Ahead (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent).

Every weekday, 640,000 passenger journeys are taken on over 2,000 train services, using a fleet of nearly 400 trains, serving 180 stations, and supported by over 4,000 employees.

About Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:

  • Thameslink – cross-London services between Bedford/Peterborough/Cambridge and Brighton/Horsham/Littlehampton/East Grinstead, and between Luton/St Albans and Sutton/Wimbledon/Rainham; plus services between London and Sevenoaks
  • Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
  • Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
  • Gatwick Express (currently suspended during the pandemic) – fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria,,,


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