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Improvement factsheets

Find out what we’re doing to improve Thameslink trains, stations and services.

New trains and more regular services

We’re investing in new trains, extra carriages and more services, including:

  • Connections with Eurostar at St Pancras and Crossrail (for Heathrow & Canary Wharf) at Farringdon
  • Two trains per hour throughout the night/early am to Luton Airport
  • 1,140 new carriages across 115 new Siemens Class 700 trains operating on the route by 2018
  • Completion of Thameslink Programme in 2018 will see up to 24 trains per hour through the centre of our network
  • New direct Thameslink routes from Peterborough and Cambridge

Better deals on fares

We’re bringing in more great deals on our tickets:

  • more money-saving Advance tickets on our routes
  • Super Off-Peak fares during the week from 2018
  • flexible season tickets for part-time workers in selected areas

Improved stations

Govia Thameslink, which owns Thameslink, is sprucing up its stations, with:

  • £50 million being invested in stations
  • free Wi-Fi at 104 stations
  • full-time staffing at 101 stations, from the first to the last train

Factsheets on the improvements

Read our factsheets for more details on the improvements.

Download Govia Thameslink franchise overview

Factsheet 3 – Thameslink Central London to Bedford route

Factsheet 4 – Southern Metro, Wimbledon Loop and West London Line

Factsheet 5 – Brighton Main Line and Coastways

Factsheet 6 – Arun Valley

Factsheet 7 – Redhill route services

Factsheet 8 – Oxted routes

Factsheet 9 – Kent Thameslink services