Thameslink News

Passengers encouraged to know alternative routes into London this August

Passengers encouraged to know alternative routes into London this August

12th Jun 2014 Press Release Rail News

London Bridge, one of Britain’s busiest stations, is being completely rebuilt as part of the government’s multi-billion pound investment to transform rail services across London and the south east. When finished in 2018 the Thameslink Programme will enable passengers to use a bigger and brighter London Bridge station served by new spacious trains running every 2-3 minutes at peak times through central London. New robust tracks and signalling will give passengers more reliable journeys to more destinations on an expanded Thameslink network.

Rare artefacts unearthed along Thameslink London

Rare artefacts unearthed along Thameslink London

16th May 2014 Press Release Rail News

Medieval floors, 16th century tobacco pipes and thousand-year-old timbers are just a few of the hundreds of artefacts that have been unearthed and preserved by Network Rail as the £6.5billion Thameslink Programme to transform travel to and through London continues with the rebuild of London’s oldest railway station, London Bridge.

First new Thameslink platforms to open at London Bridge

First new Thameslink platforms to open at London Bridge

30th Mar 2014 Rail News

The first phase of the dramatic rebuild of London Bridge railway station is set to finish on schedule today when the first two new platforms will be brought into use and the next two are closed for redevelopment. London Bridge is one of Britain’s busiest stations, serving 54 million passengers a year, and is getting busier.

Bombardier to shed jobs following Thameslink decision

Bombardier to shed jobs following Thameslink decision

5th Jul 2011 Rail News

Manufacturer Bombardier has confirmed it will shed 1,400 jobs following a decision by the British government to award a lucrative contract to Siemens. Québec-based Bombardier said the majority of the jobs would go at a plant in Derby, north England, following the awarding of the £1.4bn Thameslink contract to the German rival.