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Inside Canal Tunnels track

The Thameslink Programme is improving connections through London, offering you better travel options to more destinations.

During 2018, the Thameslink route will be expanded to include services to Peterborough, Cambridge and new destinations in Sussex and Kent. The improved rail connections have been made possible following the completion of work to connect the Canal Tunnels, which run between the East Coast main line near King’s Cross station and the Thameslink route at St Pancras station.

New connections

In May 2018, a new Thameslink timetable will be introduced as part of wider timetable changes across the south east.

The new timetable will see you benefit from a range of improved rail connections:

  • New north-south cross-London connections for Cambridge and Peterborough (via Gatwick), Littlehampton, Greenwich, Dartford, Medway Towns, East Grinstead and Horsham
  • New links to Gatwick Airport, Eurostar at St Pancras and interchange at Farringdon for Elizabeth line Crossrail services across central London (from December 2019)
  • Return of cross-London Thameslink services at London Bridge – up to 12 trains per hour in the peak, including Bedford to Brighton services. Further improvements will be delivered every six months, adding more services to your cross-London Thameslink network. By December 2019 there will be a Tube-like service across the centre of London at the busiest times, with trains every 2-3 minutes.

Tube-like service

Further improvements will be delivered every six months, adding more services to your cross-London Thameslink network. By December 2019 there will be a Tube-like service across the centre of London at the busiest times, with trains every 2-3 minutes.

Map of expanded Thameslink services

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