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Second section of new Brent Cross West station bridge installed
Second section of new Brent Cross West station bridge installed

Second section of new Brent Cross West station bridge installed

The new Thameslink station being built at Brent Cross West gained the second section of its large overbridge a couple of weeks ago.

Aug
23
2021
Northern City line starts major signalling upgrade work
Northern City line starts major signalling upgrade work

Northern City line starts major signalling upgrade work

A major upgrade of the signalling on the Northern City line to Moorgate is underway, and will however see the line closed at weekends for the work to be carried out.

Jun
22
2021
Brent Cross West Station eastern entrance planning approved
Brent Cross West Station eastern entrance planning approved

Brent Cross West Station eastern entrance planning approved

The design for the eastern entrance to the new Brent Cross West Station in North London has been approved by Barnet Council.

Dec
29
2020
Thameslink is back on the London tube map
Thameslink is back on the London tube map

Thameslink is back on the London tube map

The Thameslink line is back on the tube map following a long-running campaign. The restoration to the map sees Thameslink services within Zones 1 to 6 (as well as Dartford and Swanley), shown on TfL's maps.

Dec
16
2020
Thameslink could be appearing on the Tube map soon
Thameslink could be appearing on the Tube map soon

Thameslink could be appearing on the Tube map soon

The London tube map could start showing the north-south Thameslink line again according to a written answer from the Mayor of London.

Sep
29
2020
Setback for West London Orbital railway plans
Setback for West London Orbital railway plans

Setback for West London Orbital railway plans

Plans to modify the under-construction Brent Cross West station to include a connection for the suggested West London Orbital (WLO) railway have suffered a set-back after TfL said that it cannot commit funding at the moment.

Sep
22
2020
No trains from Kings Cross next weekend
No trains from Kings Cross next weekend

No trains from Kings Cross next weekend

Network Rail is warning that there will not be any trains in or out of London King’s Cross, and no Thameslink services via Finsbury Park, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

Jun
10
2020
New railway station at Brent Cross West gets approval
New railway station at Brent Cross West gets approval

New railway station at Brent Cross West gets approval

A new station on the Thameslink line for Brent Cross was given final approval by Barnet council last week.

May
20
2020
Put Thameslink on the tube map says London Assembly
Put Thameslink on the tube map says London Assembly

Put Thameslink on the tube map says London Assembly

A report on improving accessibility on London's Transport services has called for the fully accessible Thameslink line to be on the Tube map as a matter of some urgency.

Mar
18
2020
Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks
Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks

Transport Museum looks at how Thameslink untangled the tracks

A new exhibition is looking at the recent substantial works to upgrade the Thameslink lines so that a mainline railway can, in places offer tube-train like services.

Jun
05
2019
Funding for homes and a new railway station in North London
Funding for homes and a new railway station in North London

Funding for homes and a new railway station in North London

Two major new housing communities will be built in London alongside new railway stations, the government has announced.

Mar
15
2019
Thameslink’s Elstree & Borehamwood station set for upgrade
Thameslink’s Elstree & Borehamwood station set for upgrade

Thameslink’s Elstree & Borehamwood station set for upgrade

A planned upgrade of the railway station at Elstree & Borehamwood station is set to go ahead now that Thameslink has awarded the £1.5m contract.

Oct
01
2018
Thameslink to get a new station in North London
Thameslink to get a new station in North London

Thameslink to get a new station in North London

Plans to build a new Thameslink station in Brent Cross have taken a step forward after the compulsory purchase order was formally signed.

May
19
2018
30th Anniversary of the Thameslink service
30th Anniversary of the Thameslink service

30th Anniversary of the Thameslink service

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Thameslink line services through central London. The first trains ran on the 16th May 1988, but the launch was marred by cancellations after a train developed a fault.

May
18
2018
Southern Railway tops the league of worst railways
Southern Railway tops the league of worst railways

Southern Railway tops the league of worst railways

For the third year in a row, Southern Railway has scored the lowest customer satisfaction ranking in a survey by Which magazine.

Jan
16
2018
Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?
Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?

Turning around Britain’s “worst railway”?

You've been in the job for just five months, and tasked with turning around the London south-eastern section of Network Rail - dubbed by some as Britain's worst railway. What do you do?

Feb
28
2017
22 photos of the new Thameslink Train
22 photos of the new Thameslink Train

22 photos of the new Thameslink Train

This is what Thameslink passengers will be riding in from sometime in 2016 as the first of the new trains arrive.

Jan
29
2014
Photos from behind the hoardings at Blackfriars Station
Photos from behind the hoardings at Blackfriars Station

Photos from behind the hoardings at Blackfriars Station

Since construction started back in 2009, much of Blackfriars railway station has been shrouded in builders hoardings protecting the public from the dirt (usually) and noise (occasionally) generated by the rebuilding work to make the station ready for Thameslink.

Jan
17
2012
The last Thameslink train from Moorgate
The last Thameslink train from Moorgate

The last Thameslink train from Moorgate

Yesterday evening, the very last ever Thameslink train to leave Moorgate station – did indeed leave Moorgate station. Being the last train, loads of train geeks turned up to be able to tell their grandchildren “yes, son – I did

Mar
21
2009

The last Thameslink train from Moorgate

This Friday, Moorgate station will close to Thameslink trains forever as the track approaching it will be cut off thanks to the Thameslink 2000 – I mean, Thameslink Programme – of network upgrades. Hinted at in this week’s issue of

Mar
18
2009
Ludgate Hill Viaduct in 1896
Ludgate Hill Viaduct in 1896

Ludgate Hill Viaduct in 1896

Taken from a June 1896 issue of the Illustrated London News, this is one of a series of “scenes of London” – this of Ludgate Circus. Notable though is the railway bridge and steam train belonging to the Chatham and

Mar
28
2008
Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…
Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…

Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…

...hello to the new St Pancras International replacement.

Dec
09
2007