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​Thameslink reinstates a dozen more night services

From last night, Monday 7 January, train operator Thameslink has reinstated 12 services to the late -night timetable, bringing the number of services reinstated since July 2018 to more than 200.

The six northbound and six southbound trains run between Bedford and either Brighton, Three Bridges or Gatwick Airport. All serve Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport Parkway stations.

Thameslink’s Passenger Services Director Stuart Cheshire said: “These 12 services will benefit people travelling home late at night towards Bedford or Brighton, and also people arriving or departing on early morning flights at Luton and Gatwick airports.

“Thanks are due to the hard-working teams from Thameslink and Network Rail who made this happen successfully. Subject to industry approval we will be making further improvements in May this year, with a focus on the route between Cambridge and Brighton.”


Editor’s notes

The 12 services listed below were introduced from Monday 7 January 2019.


  • 21:02 Bedford to Gatwick Airport
  • 22:17 Bedford to Brighton
  • 23:05 Bedford to Three Bridges
  • 02:53 Bedford to Brighton
  • 03:10 Bedford to Brighton
  • 03:45 Bedford to Brighton


  • 21:26 Brighton to Bedford
  • 23:24 Brighton to Bedford
  • 23:42 Brighton to Bedford
  • 01:41 Three Bridges to Bedford
  • 02:15 Three Bridges to Bedford
  • 03:41 Three Bridges to Bedford



Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:

  • Thameslink – cross-London services between Bedford/Peterborough/Cambridge and Brighton/Horsham/Littlehampton/East Grinstead, and between Luton/St Albans and Sutton/Wimbledon/Rainham; plus services between London and Sevenoaks
  • Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
  • Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
  • Gatwick Express – fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria,,,

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