Passengers travelling to central London on the Wimbledon Loop had faced the prospect of having to change trains at Blackfriars Station from 2018 under proposals put forward under the Thameslink Programme.
However, after extensive consultation with stakeholders and local rail users, the Department for Transport has worked closely with Network Rail to make sure the route continues to operate as part of Thameslink’s core services.
This is fantastic news. Many thanks to everyone who campaigned for the retention of the direct service, wrote letters and responded to the consultation. There were 3,500 responses to the consultation and 2,200 in favour of retaining the route so your letters and responses made a difference.
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