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Govia Thameslink Railway is a rail transport company.

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What's the average pay for a train driver at Govia Thameslink Railway?

The average pay for a train driver at Govia Thameslink Railway is between £55.2k and £64.4k per year.

The top paying employers for train and tram drivers are MTR, London North Eastern Railway and South Western Railway.

Last updated 13 July 2024

What is the Real Living Wage?

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Location Real Living Wage
London £13.15
Rest of the UK £12.00

What is the legal minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

Age group Legal minimum wage
21 or older £11.44
18-20 £8.60
Under 18 £6.40
Apprentices £6.40

How we know this

Based on data from 27 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 2024.

Who pays train and tram drivers the most?

What are train and tram drivers saying about pay at Govia Thameslink Railway?

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Bad management for decades

    9.8

    Govia Thameslink Railway Employee, January 2024

  • Best thing

    The benefits of the job are really the only thing keeping people here, plus the job itself can be very easy.

    Worst thing

    Antisocial hours, pay is the lowest out of any TOC, never feel appreciated for the work you put in, can be a really boring job depending where you work and who you work with.

    6.6

    Govia Thameslink Railway Employee, January 2024

  • Best thing

    People you work with and pay.

    Worst thing

    Shifts, starting a 3am, long hours, travel to work (forced move).

    5.0

    Govia Thameslink Railway Train driver, May 2022

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Terrible shifts, long hours, boredom, working most weekends, no social life

    6.4

    Govia Thameslink Railway Train driver, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay and ability to work alone

    Worst thing

    Shifts are very unsociable

    8.0

    Govia Thameslink Railway Train driver, April 2021

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