The Thameslink Programme will transform north-south travel through London and help us meet the huge rise in demand from passengers. We are providing improved connections giving you better travel options to more destinations. By 2018, you will benefit from:
More stations outside London will be connected to the Thameslink route, giving you better travel options to more destinations. There will be a brand new rail hub at Farringdon connecting Thameslink and Crossrail and giving you direct links to three major airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton) and St Pancras International. This will help relieve congestion in places like the central sections of the Northern Line.
More reliable journeys
Trains will run every 2-3 minutes in each direction through central London at the busiest times. New track and modern trains will provide more reliable journeys for you. Plus we are untangling the track on the approaches to London Bridge station to reduce the time trains wait for platforms to clear and cut delays.
We’ve completed work at Blackfriars and Farringdon and many other stations are more spacious, accessible and modern. Work has started on rebuilding London Bridge station. When complete the station will be unrecognisable with a concourse bigger than the pitch at Wembley providing the 54 million passengers’ journeys that use London Bridge each year with more space, easier connections to other rail services and the underground, as well as substantially better shops and facilities.
The new, spacious trains will be longer and more energy-efficient. They will have more luggage space, improved access for people with reduced mobility, air conditioning and better travel information. For more information on the new trains trains click here.