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New infrastructure

Over £7billion has been invested in modernisation

£7billion has been invested in modernisation, including:

  • signalling
  • platform extensions
  • station and train improvements

Reliability of train services is important to passengers. The Thameslink Programme has also installed new:

  • track
  • signalling
  • and tunnels

These changes will connect more places effectively while handling more passengers.

By realigning tracks at Blackfriars, and in and around London Bridge, trains do not have to slow down or stop at junctions to allow other services to pass. Relieving these bottlenecks:

  • reduces the time trains wait for platforms to clear
  • increases resilience
  • will enable more Thameslink services to operate through central London and improve performance

London Bridge

London Bridge has seen numerous changes:

  • more through platforms
  • the creation of the Bermondsey Dive Under
  • remodelling and signalling

Find out more about station improvements

Track and Signals

The rail network in the south east has been used intensively for a very long period of time and the infrastructure was not designed for the demands now placed upon it. Reliability of train services is important to passengers. New track and signalling and new tunnels are being brought into use to connect more places more effectively while handling more passengers.