Thameslink

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About Thameslink

Thameslink is part of Govia Thameslink Railway, the largest train operating company in the United Kingdom. Thameslink is a British railroad system with a total length of 225 km (140 miles) and 68 stations. The Thameslink starts at Bedford and ends at Brighton, via the airports of London Luton and Gatwick, which was opened in 1988. The Thameslink project was a major £5.5 billion plan to increase capacity in central London by accommodating more frequent and longer trains and providing additional routes and destinations. New services began operating in 2018; in 2016, new Class 700 trains began operating on the route, replacing Class 319, Class 377, and Class 387 trains that had been withdrawn and moved elsewhere. What we aim to achieve: During our seven-year franchise, we want to improve every aspect of the customer service experience. What we want to: Modernize the railroad and make it easier to use Improve the reliability and capacity of our trains Give our employees more opportunities on trains and in stations Use new technology to keep passengers informed and simplify ticketing Improve the environment on board and at stations

Thameslink Route Map

Unsure about where to start your Thameslink adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Thameslink are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Thameslink an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Thameslink offers

Thameslink believes it is important to conduct business in a responsible manner, serving our passengers and benefiting the communities around our stations.
  • 1. Live departures and arrivals
  • Get imformation on live departures and arrivals from any station, inlcuding platform numbers
  • 2. Flexi Season tickets
  • Commute your way, with the new Flexi Season ticket on Smartcard
  • 3. Free onboard WiFi
  • Wi-Fi is available on some Thameslink services.
  • How to Get Cheap Thameslink tickets

    Looking for the cheapest train tickets for your journey? We've got you covered!Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    Most of the railway companies throughout Europe release their tickets approximately three to six months in advance, with many offering lower prices for early bookings. If you know the dates you wish to travel, it may be possible to secure cheaper train tickets from Milan to Rome by booking in advance.
    Split Tickets
    Choose a slower or connecting train
    On certain busier routes, it may be possible to opt for a slower or connecting train. Although it may take slightly longer than high-speed or direct services, you could potentially secure a cheaper fare if you have some extra time to spare. Additionally, you'll have more opportunity to appreciate the scenic views of the countryside!
    Travel Off-Peak
    Be open to flexibility in your travel schedule
    A significant number of train services in Europe are also utilized as commuter services, and as such, many train companies raise ticket prices during "peak hours" (typically from 06:00 to 10:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, try to travel outside of peak hours to secure lower-priced tickets.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year.
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    Thameslink Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Wheelchair spaces are available within standard class accommodation only

    First Class

    • Free WiFi
    • First class accommodation

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with Thameslink a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

    /railcard-guide/16-17-saver

    · Great for ages 16-17 solo travel
    · 50% discount on most tickets, including seasons
    · Valid for 1 year or until your 18th birthday

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    /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/senior-railcard

    · Great for ages 60+ solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £98!

    See Details >

    More info about Thameslink

    Q:
    Are your trains accessible for people with disabilities?
    A:
    All of our trains can be used by people with disabilities. We offer an assisted travel service if you need help at our stations to get the train – for example a wheelchair ramp.
    Q:
    Do your stations have car parks?
    A:
    Many of our stations have car parks managed by APCOA.
    Q:
    Which network do I connect to?
    A:
    Look for: GatwickExpress_WiFi GreatNorthern_WiFi Southern_WiFi Thameslink_WiFi
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