Great News For Our Thameslink Rail Service

The Rail Minister, Simon Burns, has today confirmed that our direct Wimbledon Loop Thameslink train services will continue. The current service of 4 trains per hour running directly through to stations north of Blackfriars such as; City Thameslink, Farringdon, St. Pancras International and Luton Airport Parkway will remain in place. The proposed platform change at Blackfriars will not be implemented in 2018 when the final phase of the £6 Billion Thameslink Programme is completed.

The Department for Transport franchise consultation, the purpose of which was to inform the specification for the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise, ran from 31 May to 14 September 2012. It received a total of 3,500 responses with 2,200 in favour of retaining the route. More than 16,000 journeys are made on Wimbledon Loop services each weekday.