Is Thameslink first group?

On Sunday 14 September First Capital Connect will become part of the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise operated by GoVia.

When was Thameslink built?

The network opened as a through service in 1988, with severe overcrowding by 1998, carrying more than 28,000 passengers in the morning peak. All the services are currently operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.

Is Thameslink covered by oyster?

Oyster is a smartcard scheme from Transport for London. You can also use your Oyster card on Thameslink trains in the London Travelcard area. …

Is Stevenage on Thameslink?

Stevenage Station Information | Live Arrivals & Departures for Stevenage | Thameslink.

Is Thameslink overground or underground?

Thameslink is a 24-hour, 115-station (32 managed) main-line route in the British railway system, running from Bedford, Luton, St Albans City, Peterborough and Cambridge via central London to Sutton, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Rainham, Horsham and Brighton.

Who funded Thameslink?

The Government-sponsored £7bn Thameslink Programme is an ambitious 10-year programme of extensive infrastructure enhancements and the delivery of 115 new trains that will bring faster, more frequent, more reliable, better connected journeys for passengers – transforming north-south travel through London.

Can you use zip card on Thameslink?

Oyster on Thameslink services The correct fare is automatically deducted from your card. You can use your Oyster card on all Thameslink trains within the London Zones 1-6 – as well as on buses, Tubes, Trams, The Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.

Who is the owner of First Capital Connect?

First Capital Connect ( FCC) was a British train operating company, owned by FirstGroup, that operated the Thameslink and Great Northern sectors from April 2006 to September 2014 which later became the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise.

When did First Capital Connect start operating trains?

First Capital Connect (FCC) was a passenger train operating company in England that began operations on the National Rail network on 1 April 2006.

When did Thameslink switch to First Capital Connect?

On 13 December 2005, the Department for Transport awarded the new franchise to FirstGroup, with the services operated by Thameslink and West Anglia Great Northern transferring to First Capital Connect on 1 April 2006. The term of the franchise was originally for nine years, finishing in 2015.

What kind of fleet does First Capital Connect have?

First Capital Connect inherited a fleet of Class 319 units from the former Thameslink operator. It also inherited a fleet of Class 313, 317 and 365 units from WAGN on the Great Northern routes. The rolling stock composition is specified by the franchise agreement.