The Thameslink Programme, originally known as Thameslink 2000, is a £5.5 billion project in England to upgrade and expand the Thameslink rail network to provide new and longer trains between a wider range of stations to the north and to the south of London without requiring passengers to change trains in London. Work includes the lengthening of platforms, station remodelling, new railway infrastructure, and additional rolling stock. The project was originally proposed in 1991 following the successful introduction of the initial Thameslink service in 1990. After many delays, planning permission was granted in 2006, funding was approved in October 2007, work started in earnest in 2009 and is expected to be complete in 2018.
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