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RailPlan20/20

Delivering RailPlan20/20

That's the plan

Passenger journeys in London and the south east have more than doubled in the last two decades. With growth on such a scale, something had to be changed to help cope with the massive increase in passenger numbers. The Government is investing in the network, through the £7BillionThameslink Programme to:

  • increase capacity
  • boost reliability
  • improve journeys by modernising the existing railway fabric
  • upgrading stations
  • and introducing new trains and carriages

See how we're delivering RailPlan20/20

The government sponsored Thameslink Programme is now in its final stages of delivery with the majority of the major infrastructure work complete new trains now coming into service.

New infrastructure

Over £7billion has been invested in modernisation, including:

  • signalling
  • platform extensions
  • station and train improvements

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New trains

We're introducing 160 new trains and 1400 new carriages. These new, modern, spacious trains include:

  • enhanced passenger information
  • accessibility to transform the passenger experience

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Station improvements

See the major changes we've made to deliver better, modern, accessible stations, fit for the future to handle more trains through central London.

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Digital technology

The rail industry recognises that is it must adapt to the digital world. The Thameslink Programme has led the way by harnessing digital technology using:

  • traffic management
  • driver advisory systems
  • and digital train control

This work allows us to run more safer and reliable trains.

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