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Damage to the overhead electric wires earlier today between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central/ RMT Strike Action announced for 3rd and 5th October


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Improvement factsheets

Plenty of improvements on the way

  • New fleet of trains for Moorgate line
  • Overall capacity doubling from Cambridge to London by 2018
  • Connections with Eurostar at St Pancras and Crossrail (for Heathrow & Canary Wharf) at Farringdon
  • Two trains per hour throughout the night/early am to Luton Airport 1,140 new Siemens Class 700 12-car trains operating on the route by 2018
  • Completion of Thameslink Programme in 2018 will see up to 24 trains per hour through the central core
  • Extended trials of flexible season tickets for part-time workers, utilising smartcard technology
  • Introduction of money saving Advance tickets across the routes
  • Super off-peak fares to become available during the week in north part of franchise from 2018
  • Major enhancements are planned for St Albans and Luton stations, in partnership with Network Rail
  • Longer trains for Uckfield when cascaded trains and longer platforms available
  • Brighton Main Line timetable recast to significantly improve performance and delay recovery, and reduce journey times from Central London to the South Coast
  • More regular services being introduced including two trains per hour from London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn (from December 2018), more trains to
  • Cambridge that double overall capacity from Cambridge to London by 2018 Introduction of newer air-conditioned trains (Class 377) on Cambridge and
  • Kings Lynn route by 2017
  • New direct Thameslink routes from Peterborough and Cambridge
  • Free WiFi at 104 stations
  • £1m annual fund (from 2016) for local communities to spend on improvements to small stations
  • Partnership with The Prince’s Trust to provide work experience for young people
  • £9.8m investment in staff training and development
  • New trains for Gatwick Express (in 2016) specially designed for the service and free WiFi

Improvement factsheets

PDF Factsheet - Franchise overview

PDF Factsheet 1 - Great Northern inner suburban services

PDF Factsheet 2 - Great Northern outer services

PDF Factsheet 3 - Thameslink Central London to Bedford route

PDF Factsheet 4 - Southern Metro, Wimbledon Loop and West London Line

PDF Factsheet 5 - Brighton Main Line and Coastways

PDF Factsheet 6 - Arun Valley

PDF Factsheet 7 - Redhill route services

PDF Factsheet 8 - Oxted routes

PDF Factsheet 9 - Kent Thameslink services