Future engineering work

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No Thameslink trains through Central London on Sunday 7 January

Start date
07/01/2018  00:00
End date
07/01/2018 
Route affected
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Trains between Bedford / Luton and Sutton / Three Bridges / Sevenoaks / Gatwick Airport / Brighton

 
TOC(s) affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kentish Town and London Blackfriars, closing the line through Central London between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars.

No trains will run through Central London between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars.

Trains will not be able to call at Kentish Town. Road transport will operate between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink, calling at Kentish Town.

An amended service will run between the following stations:

  • London Blackfriars and Brighton
  • London Blackfriars and Wimbledon (via Tooting)
  • London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks
  • Bedford and London St Pancras International
  • Luton and London St Pancras International

Ticket acceptance:

You can use London Underground on all reasonable routes to help with your journey.

A rail replacement bus will operate between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars outside of the London Underground operating hours, calling at Farringdon.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Government sponsored Thameslink Programme will transform north-south travel through Central London. This infrastructure and new trains investment programme will increase capacity on one of Europe’s busiest stretches of railway.

The Thameslink Programme has already delivered longer, 12-car trains between Brighton and Bedford, platform lengthening at several stations, track work and upgraded stations including West Hampstead Thameslink, Farringdon and London Blackfriars. The most complex part of the programme is now underway; this includes rebuilding London Bridge station, and laying new track and signalling equipment around the station to create a spacious and better connected transport hub.