Thameslink

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Thameslink
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Overview
TypeCommuter rail, Suburban rail
SystemNational Rail
StatusOperational
LocaleEast of England
Greater London
South East England
TerminiBedford/Luton/St Albans
Brighton/Sutton/Sevenoaks
Cambridge
Stations68 (additional stations at peaks)
Services5
Operation
Opened1988
OwnerNetwork Rail
Operator(s)Thameslink
Depot(s)Bedford Cauldwell Walk
Bedford Carriage Sidings
Cricklewood
Three Bridges
Rolling stockClass 700 Desiro City
Technical
Number of tracks2–4
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV 50hz AC OHLE
750 V DC third rail
Operating speed100 mph (160 km/h) maximum

Thameslink is a route in the British railway system. It has 68 stations. It is 225 km (140 mi) long. It runs north to south through London from Bedford to Brighton. It goes to London Gatwick Airport and London Luton Airport. It has a suburban loop that goes to Sutton and Wimbledon. On weekdays a suburban line goes through Catford and Bromley South to Sevenoaks. It opened as a through service in 1988. By 1998, it was very overcrowded, carrying more than 28,000 passengers in the morning peak. Almost all the services are currently operated by Thameslink.

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The interior of a Class 700 Thameslink train towards Bedford.