December 2012 Timetable
Great Northern route
In 2008 six of the country’s 10 most crowded services could be found on our Great Northern route to Peterborough and Cambridge.
We left this list by adding 61 extra train carriages to our fleet, with longer platforms giving us our first 12-carriage trains between London and Cambridge.
This year, platforms have been lengthened at Arlesey, Biggleswade, Sandy and Finsbury Park.
The 06.40 Huntingdon to London King’s Cross service has been withdrawn and the carriages used to strengthen the 0632 and 0732 Peterborough to London King’s Cross services to 12 carriages.
Please note: the 06.15 Peterborough to London King’s Cross will call additionally at Biggleswade to compensate for loss of the 06.40 from Huntingdon.
The 17.10 London King’s Cross to Peterborough has been reduced to 8 carriages but the 17.44 and 18.14 from London King’s Cross to Peterborough services have been strengthened to 12 carriages.
Only minor alterations have been made to services but there is still a lot happening out on the route.
Since 2006 we have expanded the Thameslink route train fleet by almost 50%, with 144 extra carriages providing almost 15,000 extra seats at our busiest times of the day. In three years we have more than halved the number of short four-carriage rush hour trains.
The Thameslink Programme has also given us our first 12-carriage trains. The final stage of this exciting project, to be completed in 2018, now begins with the rebuilding of London Bridge station and delivery of a new fleet of trains. Find out more at thameslinkprogramme.co.uk.