First Capital Connect
|Franchise(s)||Thameslink Great Northern|
1 Apr 2006 – 13 Sep 2014
|Main region(s)||East of England, London, South East England|
|Stations called at||approx. 129|
|Route km operated||778.9|
|National Rail abbreviation||FC|
First Capital Connect (FCC) was a train company in England that ran the Thameslink railway line between Brighton and Bedford and services along the East Coast Main Line from King's Cross and Peterborough, Cambridge, and King's Lynn from 1 April 2006 to 13 September 2014. It was owned by First Group and combines the service on formerly operated by WAGN, often referred to as Great Northern. It failed to keep the franchise, and it was succeeded by Thameslink and Great Northern.