Thameslink franchise consultation more time for comments

Send by email PDF version

The Government has extended its deadline to 14 September for comment on the Thameslink franchise consultation. This gives you a chance to email your comments if you use the services covered by the franchise, especially the service to St Pancras via Blackfriars from Nunhead, Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill.
SRUG has now submitted detailed comments on the franchise (copy here: and latest information about the issues are available here:
The consultation asks (see Questions 18 + 19) which services should be terminated at Blackfriars so users would have to change there, and which should go on direct to St Pancras, not requiring a change. It is therefore important that the Government understands how significant that direct service is to us here in inner SE London.
Users of the current St Pancras service who want that direct link to continue should respond to the consultation saying why they use and value the direct service to St Pancras. See the SRUG webpage for more info on the consultation, the issues and how to comment: