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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway & Track
Our plans for winter
High speed rail
Reducing track noise
Railway Communications System
Stafford – Norton Bridge
Southampton to Nuneaton freight upgrade
South Wales resignalling
The Thameslink route is one of the busiest and fastest growing, covering 140 miles and 50 stations, stretching from Bedford to Brighton.
It is unique, running through central London and linking major transport hubs including
Luton and Gatwick Airports, St Pancras International and London Bridge station.
The Thameslink Programme will dramatically increase the number of people who can
use the railway, providing benefits such as:
As the Mayor of London has stated, investing in the railway is crucial for Britain’s
economy. It will help more people get onto the trains that they rely on for work
and leisure and keep passengers flowing at stations like London Bridge.
This scheme began in October 2007 and is Network Rail’s biggest following the successful
completion of work to improve the speed and frequency of trains on the West Coast
(which links cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow). Together with
Crossrail, the redevelopment of Kings Cross and Birmingham New Street stations and
improvements to the railway in the north, Thameslink will get more people out of
their cars and onto the railway.