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Average age of Govia Thameslink Railway trains United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2019

This statistic shows the average age in years of the Govia Thameslink Railway rolling stock between 2007/08 and 2018/19. The average age of the former First Capital Connect trains increased by one year each year as of the fourth quarter of the financial year 2011/12 until the fourth quarter of 2013/14, suggesting that the composition of the rolling stock was not changed between 2011/12 and 2013/14. In September 2014, First Capital Connect was taken over by Govia Thameslink Railway. Between 2014 and 2019 the average age of rolling stock, now operated by Govia Thameslink Railway, has decreased significantly.

Average age of Govia Thameslink Railway rolling stock United Kingdom (UK) from 2007/2008 to 2018/2019 (in years)*

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2007 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Formerly First Capital Connnect. Data refers to the average age in the fourth quarter of the indicated financial year.
** Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is a franchise established on 14 September 2014 when it took over the Thameslink / Great Northern franchise from First Capital Connect. On the 26 July 2015, Southern services were merged into the GTR franchise.
The source adds the following information: "Average age of rolling stock includes all rail vehicles leased to franchised train operating companies by rolling stock leasing companies (ROSCOs)."

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