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Thameslink - Articles and news items

Britain’s rail companies plan to run more trains, to more places, more often

Rail industry news / 20 March 2017 /

Britain’s rail companies have unveiled plans to run over 6,400 more passenger trains every week by 2021, running to more places more often, creating new opportunities and supporting jobs.

UK rail fares to increase by 2.3% in 2017

Rail industry news / 2 December 2016 /

The rail industry has today announced that Britain’s train fares will rise by an average of 2.3% next year…

Video: New railway junction to solve London Bridge bottleneck moves closer to completion

Rail industry news / 3 November 2016 /

Work to resolve a major bottleneck on the approach to London Bridge station moved a step closer with the first tracks of a new junction laid.

Video: Rebuilding of London Bridge station moves into its final phase

Rail industry news / 6 October 2016 /

Network Rail has released time-lapse footage showing the progress of rebuilding work at London Bridge station over the course of a month.

In-cab signalling system successfully tested in new trains for the Thameslink Programme

Rail industry news / 3 August 2016 /

An advanced signalling system that will allow trains to travel every two to three minutes through central London has been successfully tested for the first time using Govia Thameslink Railway’s new Siemens Class 700 trains…

London Bridge prepares to open first part of new station concourse

Rail industry news / 27 July 2016 /

Network Rail is preparing to open the first two-thirds of the new station concourse at London Bridge station from the end of August 2016.

Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 25 July 2016 /

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Luc Lallemand shares Infrabel’s recent ETCS milestones, SŽ’s José Urbanc explores Slovenia’s signalling developments, and Frans Heijnen provides an overview of the EULYNX project…

Thameslink Class 700 Desiro City unveiling at London Blackfriars station

Rail industry news / 24 May 2016 /

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has unveiled the new Siemens-built Class 700 Desiro City train at London Blackfriars station coinciding with a 360 degree tour of the new vehicles.

Thameslink stations receive ‘at-a-glance’ information screens

Rail industry news / 6 May 2016 /

Thameslink stations in central London are to receive new information screens with ‘at-a-glance’ journey details in preparation for new generation trains and a future high intensity service.

£40m Thameslink Programme railway cleaning facility opens

Rail industry news / 26 January 2016 /

A new £40 million railway cleaning facility has opened in Cricklewood, north London, as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.

Oyster and Contactless payment launched at Gatwick Airport

Rail industry news / 11 January 2016 /

Passengers travelling between Gatwick Airport and London can now travel using pay as you go Oyster and Contactless payment methods.

First test train operated by ETCS runs on Thameslink route

Rail industry news / 16 December 2015 /

A test train has for the first time operated under control of the ETCS (European Train Control System) marking six years of development work by the Thameslink Programme.