Thameslink preview services begin

The first Thameslink services operated from Peterborough and Cambridge to south of the River Thames using the new Canal Tunnel ran as preview services from February 26.

The tunnel connects the East Coast Main Line, north of King’s Cross, to the sub-surface platforms at St Pancras International.

Class 700 Thameslink unit No. 700053 passes Polegate on February 18 with a Three Bridges to Eastbourne driver test run. CHRIS LIVINGS

Two Peterborough to Horsham services (and return) and a return Brighton to Cambridge working will be formed of 12-car Class 700 EMUs, all calling at London Bridge.

The diagrams are:
09.46 9J57 Peterborough to Horsham
13.17 9J63 Peterborough to Horsham
10.00 9J52 Horsham to Peterborough
13.30 9J58 Horsham to Peterborough
11.32 9S24 Brighton to Cambridge
14.24 9S39 Cambridge to Brighton

Further services are expected to be introduced later in the year.

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