New Thameslink website launched

The Thameslink project has a useful new website.

The multi-billion pound project will bring major improvements to London Bridge and Blackfriars stations as well as adding capacity to the Crofton Park line and offering more cross-London services by 2015.

Thameslink will lengthen the maximum number of carriages from 8 to 12 and increase the peak number of trains through to north London up to 24 trains per hour by 2015. Next year, Blackfriars tube interchange will close in March, but by way of consolation, 92 new carriages will be added to the network in 2009.

The site contains information about how services will be affected by the works and currently notes that:

From 14 December 2008 and through 2009, there will be no cross-London Thameslink route service between London Bridge / Herne Hill and St Pancras International from 10.30pm to 4.30am, Mondays to Fridays, and during most weekends.

The cross-London route will also be suspended some weekends in the run-up to December.