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Thameslink services a step closer to returning to London Bridge

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Network Rail has completed track installation between London Bridge and Blackfriars – meaning cross-London Thameslink services are a step closer to returning to London Bridge in May.

After a hiatus of three years, Thameslinks services will stop at London Bridge next year following final signalling commissioning at Christmas and New Year and once drivers are trained and familiarised with using the new section of track and its signalling.

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Network Rail project director for railway systems Mark Somers said, ‘With the completion of the track on the western approaches to London Bridge, the final track layout is now in place for the reintroduction of Thameslink services to Blackfriars and awaiting final signalling commissioning which will take place over the Christmas period.

‘The completion of this section of track is a huge milestone for the Thameslink Programme, which from 2018 will result in more frequent, more reliable services to more destinations and a fully rebuilt, entirely accessible London Bridge station fit for the 21st century.’

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