Southern (train operating company)

Southern is a British train operating company. It operates a route network that stretches from the London Victoria and London Bridge stations in the southern border counties of Surrey and Sussex.

The is owned by Govia, a joint venture between Go- Ahead Group and Keolis to operate jointly and the adjacent network of Southeastern. The company is officially called New Southern Railway Ltd. Following the acquisition of the concession of Connex South Central in October 2000, she was first appointed to under the brand name South Central. On 30 May 2004, a renaming; Since then, the company makes its appearance as Southern. This is to be reminded of the former Southern Railway, which existed in the time of sectorization 1923 to 1947 and worked in the same region.

From June 2008, Southern is responsible for operating the Gatwick Express between London Victoria Station and the Gatwick Airport and offers during rush hour additional express trains to and from Brighton.


Trains of Southern operate on commuter trains in the south of London and in the counties of Surrey and Sussex and on the following main lines: