Improved connections

New journey opportunities

From 2018 Thameslink services have offered new journey opportunities on an expanded network and better connections to airports. Passengers from Cambridge and Peterborough now have direct access to Gatwick for the first time. Passengers from Sussex, Surrey and Kent can access the Great Northern and East Coast routes, and international rail services form St Pancras International. These better rail connections will ensure that London and the South East continue to generate growth and opportunities in the decades ahead.

An expanded network and better connections to airports

Passengers from Cambridge and Peterborough have direct access to Gatwick for the first time, and passengers from Sussex, Surrey and Kent can access the Great Northern and East Coast routes.

The increased capacity on the central London Thameslink route will enable Thameslink services to act like an alternative Tube line delivering trains every 2-3 minutes through central London between Blackfriars and St Pancras International. Some passengers will save time as they will be able to travel straight through to the City and beyond without needing to change. This will also relieve crowding on the Underground, especially the Northern Line between London Bridge and St Pancras International.