GTR Thameslink Great Northern

28 October 2019

Thamslink logo - the word 'Thameslink' in black followed by a pink forward-slash Great Northern logo - The words 'Great Northern' in white lettering on a purple background, with a blue triangle below the purple shape


From 14 September 2014 Govia Thameslink Railway took over the First Capital Connect franchise and now runs the services of each route under two separate names – Thameslink and Great Northern. 

Current Pay:



(Sunday payment based on 12 Sundays p.a in 2019 £5,638)

Next Claim:

 October 2020

Rest Day Working Sanction:

29/10/20 Not to be used to cross-cover work on GTR Southern/Gatwick Express

Additional Comments:

Taxi agreement all depots booking on or off between 2359 and 0500 to and from work and home or home station whatever is closer

                            ASLEF Charter Achievements

Clean salary:


100% Pensionable Pay:


32 hours/Sundays inside:

35 hours Sundays outside. Can opt out with 7 days notice
4 day week 4 day week
Leave arrangements 24 days A/L plus comp days = 32 days. Also comp days for substitute days for Xmas day and Boxing Day

Special Leave Arrangements :

Mat. Improves on stat. paid leave for exceptoinal domestic emergencies & emergency dependents


Improvements to BR. Extended to all GNTL depots.

Medically Restricted Drivers:

Former T'link scheme now applies to whole of GNTL drivers unable to regain competence parachute agreement in place.

Travel Facilities:

Free Leisure & Staff residential travel LM, SE, SO. Recip residential travel EMT & East Coast (w/end leisure removed). Luton Airport bus shuttle, Croydon Tramway. PTAC Oyster Employee Only
DOO status Totally

Proactive recruitment of Company training:


Retirement at 60:

Ongoing negotiations

Max 9h30 Day:

Max duty length 9.54. Unsocial duties (on or off between 23.59 and 05.00) 8.30

Reduced hours etc:

Yes.Reduced hours driver available 24 hr week (4x6 or 3x8) with option to keep full  pensionable pay or pro rata

Best practice SMD:

Talks on going waiting First Group policy on point

Improved HS/Welfare As per legislation


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