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First glimpse at next generation of Thameslink trains

New Thameslink passenger trains have been shown off for the first time. 115 high capacity trains are being built as part of the Government-sponsored £6.5bn Thameslink Programme.

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First glimpse at new Thameslink passenger trains

The first of the new Thameslink passenger trains have been shown off for the first time. 115 high capacity trains are being built as part of the Government-sponsored £6.5bn Thameslink Programme.

. Credit: ITV News/Ria Chatterjee

The trains will run on the current Thameslink route (Bedford - Brighton and Wimbledon loop) and new routes that will become part of a wider Thameslink network in 2018.

. Credit: ITV News/Ria Chatterjee

The new trains will start running in early 2016.

. Credit: ITV News/Ria Chatterjee

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