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Why RailPlan20/20?

We operate one of the busiest and most congested routes of the rail network.

Thameslink operates on one of the busiest parts of the rail network. Passenger journeys in London and the south east have more than doubled in the last two decades, increasing from 547 million in 1995-96 to 1.1 billion in 2016-17.

The Programme is delivering:

  • new infrastructure
  • better stations
  • new technology
  • and new trains

All these changes are happening on an expanded Thameslink network to deliver significant improvements that respond to the growth in passenger demand now and into the future.

The Government is investing in the network through the c£7bn Thameslink Programme, to:

  • increase capacity
  • boost reliability
  • improve journeys by modernising the existing railway fabric

See how we're delivering RailPlan20/20