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The Government-sponsored £7bn Thameslink Programme is an ambitious 10 year programme to transform north-south travel through London.

When the programme is complete, 115 new trains will bring faster, more frequent, more reliable and better connected journeys for passengers.

We’re delivering new infrastructure, better stations, new technology and new trains on an expanded Thameslink network. These significant improvements will respond to the expected growth in passenger numbers now and into the future.


The Thameslink Programme is funded by the government through the Department for Transport (DfT).

Station, track and signalling works will be carried out by Network Rail working closely with Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink to minimise disruption to passengers. Thameslink will manage the introduction of the new train fleet and depots as well as the transition to new automatic train operating systems in central London and the new link to the East Coast Mainline.



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