Search

New Thameslink service from Finsbury Park launches

PUBLISHED: 14:14 26 February 2018

The new Class 700 train at Blackfriars. Picture: Govia Thameslink Railway/ Peter Alvey

The new Class 700 train at Blackfriars. Picture: Govia Thameslink Railway/ Peter Alvey

www.peteralvey.com

Train passengers are now being treated to a preview run of the new service linking Finsbury Park to London Bridge, Gatwick and Brighton.

The six “preview” journeys – three in each direction throughout the day – travel through the new tunnels linking Finsbury Park to St Pancras ahead of the full rollout in May.

Those on the first journey for the brand new 12-carriage trains this morning were also treated to a cupcake from operator Thameslink.

Most of the trains will replace existing Great Northern or Thameslink services and departure screens will show new end destinations, which could be Brighton or Horsham southbound or Peterborough or Cambridge in the opposite direction.

When the full service is up and running, it will cater for 40,000 more passengers. Services will run from 80 more stations and the new tunnels mean passengers won’t have to change to get on the St Pancras line.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette