Fears over Thameslink upgrade

A public spending watchdog has warned the upgrade to the Thameslink line - which runs from Bedford to Brighton - risks delays.

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Delay threat to Thameslink upgrade

Trains on the Thameslink line

A major upgrade to a key rail route in this region is at risk of not being delivered on time, a public spending watchdog has warned.

Thameslink runs from Bedford to Brighton, bringing thousands of commuters from this region into the capital and serving London Luton Airport.

The National Audit Office has said delays in awarding the contract to build the new trains for the route risks putting the entire project behind schedule.

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