The Thameslink Programme

When the Thameslink Programme completes in 2018, journeys will be improved, with new spacious trains every two to three minutes through central London at peak times. Improved connections will give you better travel options to more destinations than ever before and modern track and trains will make your journeys more reliable.

The £6.5bn government-sponsored Thameslink Programme also includes the rebuild of London Bridge station to create more space, with great facilities, making it easier to use. During our work, there will be a rolling programme of changes to train services between now and 2018. Please check affected train operators – First Capital Connect, Southeastern and Southern – before you travel. There will be knock-on effects across the London network, for more information on routes and stations impacted by the significant service changes visit Transport for London.

The overhaul of London Bridge – Britain’s biggest ever station redevelopment – will result in a bigger, brighter, station that is unrecognisable from today. When complete the station will be longer than the Shard is tall, with a new single concourse larger than the pitch at Wembley at street level to provide more space and easier connections to other rail services and the Underground. Improved links will join the two communities to the north and south of the station and help boost economic regeneration in the area.


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