– First Group spokesman
A problem with a set of points just north of Elephant and Castle station is preventing southbound servicesfrom leaving Blackfriars. Northbound trains are still running but we will eventually see these services thin out unless we can restore the southbound service.
Passengers using Blackfriars station will now benefit from more than 700 extra trains every week. It's thanks to two new platforms and the completion of engineering work on the central London section of the Thameslink route.
There will now be 700 extra trains every week at Blackfriars station, which has been undergoing a massive refurbishment programme for the last four years and will be complete by the end of this year.
Two new platforms will serve both north and southbound trains as part of the completion of engineering work on the central London section of the Thameslink route.
Keith Jipps from First Capital Connect says: "We'll have 40% more trains serving the station once we reopen at night and weekends. This and the new south station entrance, suddenly makes Blackfriars a great destination for art lovers and theatregoers."