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new Class 700 trains began operating on the route, replacing Class 319, Class 377, and Class 387 trains that had been withdrawn and moved elsewhere.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 Main Line
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.
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