End of the line for Thameslink ‘Wimbledon loop’?
Network Rail has said it may cut the direct link between south London, the City and central London, commonly known as the ‘Wimbledon loop’, after the Thameslink upgrade is completed in 2016.
As a result of the change, trains would terminate at Blackfriars, leaving thousands of commuters without a direct link to several London stations and other busy train stations throughout the south east. (the Thameslink programme’s FAQs can be seen here.)
The Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton & Wallington, Tom Brake has been in regular contact with Theresa Villiers, Transport Minister and also representatives from Thameslink to express the worries and concerns.
The campaign against changes to the service was begun back in July.