The Wimbledon Guardian reports that hundreds of people have backed a petition against plans to terminate South London’s Thameslink trains at Blackfriars Station.
The Department for Transport is consulting on the new seven year Thameslink franchise, and Network Rail has recommended that trains serving Merton on the ‘Wimbledon Loop’ should terminate early. This would mean the borough will have to direct link to the City, St Pancras International and Luton Airport.
Liberal Democrats from across South London have been campaigning on this issue since last year, and submitted a petition to ministers on Thursday.
Nine Merton stations would be affected by these proposals to downgrade the service, St Helier, Morden South, South Merton, Wimbledon Chase, Wimbledon, Haydons Road, Tooting, Mitcham Junction and Mitcham Eastfields. You can sign the online petition against the proposals here.