Lambeth councillors have written to the Transport Minister urging her to ensure that direct Thameslink services continue to run north of Blackfriars to St Pancras International and Luton airport.
Liberal Democrats on Lambeth council have challenged Network Rail’s plans to cut the direct Thameslink rail link between south London, the City and central London (known as the ‘Wimbledon loop’). This
In November 2011, Merton’s Liberal Democrats have launched the “Save our Thameslink” petition.
There are nine stations in Merton that would be affected by this proposal: St Helier, Morden South, South Merton, Wimbledon Chase, Wimbledon, Haydons Road, Tooting, Mitcham Junction and Mitcham Eastfields.