About us

First Capital Connect operates trains between London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn over the UK’s busiest rail network.

We transport approximately 150,000 people everyday and at the moment £6billion is being invested to transform the network with new and longer trains, better stations and new journey opportunities. Find out more about the Thameslink Programme here.

Our parent company FirstGroup is the UK's largest rail operator, responsible for around 500 stations and carrying around 400,000 passengers every day on First train services.

Our aim is to get the basics right and provide a train service which is punctual and reliable, clean and safe. Our vision is: A great journey every day.

We have some exciting plans to improve your journey experience, whilst understanding that getting you to your destination safely and efficiently is always the priority.

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Our franchise

Find out more about how we have improved things over the lifetime of our franchise.

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Media Centre

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We aim to get every train on time and are committed to improving performance every day.

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Our network

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