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Customer advice

The information below is about changes to Thameslink services. If you interchange at London Bridge station or if you would like full details of disruption to services as we rebuild the station – including changes to Southern, Southeastern and Transport for London services – please click here Weekends and bank holidays

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays. This may include disruption to services on working days around certain bank holidays or weekends. Please check National Rail Enquiries for more information.

Monday 5 January 2015 to May 2018
  • From 5 January 2015, for three years until May 2018, no Bedford to Brighton Thameslink trains will call at London Bridge station. A reduced service will run between Brighton and London Bridge in the off-peak and a very limited service will run in the peak.
  • Thameslink services will continue to operate between Bedford, Three Bridges and Brighton. However, they will be diverted via an alternative route between London Blackfriars and East Croydon and will not call at London Bridge. Some services may call at Elephant & Castle.
  • Journeys between East Croydon and London Blackfriars will be extended by up to 15 minutes.
  • Thameslink services operating to and from Luton Airport Parkway will not call at London Bridge.
  • A half hourly service will run between Brighton and London Bridge in the off-peak on Mondays to Fridays and between 0730 and 1930 on Saturdays. There will also be a very limited morning and evening service.
  • Services between Ashford/Rochester and Bedford will operate between Ashford/Rochester and Blackfriars only.
  • Some Thameslink peak services will call at Redhill. There will be some changes to services.
  • Between 12 January 2015 and August 2016 Thameslink (and any permitted route) customers who currently interchange onto Southeastern services at London Bridge for travel to Charing Cross or Waterloo East will be unable to do so due to changes to the operation of Southeastern services.
  • Full details of the changes taking place can be found on the current changes to services page.

2016

  • The first new trains start to run on the Thameslink route between Brighton and Bedford
2018
  • The East Coast Mainline Great Northern route, from Peterborough and Cambridge and stations in between, is connected to the Thameslink route via tunnels at St Pancras International.

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