Thameslink on the Tube map is welcome – it should be a permanent change!

Commenting on Transport for London's decision to add Thameslink temporarily to the Tube Map during 2021, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“This is an incredibly welcome decision and should have been made months ago.

“It is a change that I have long advocated and it is good to see TfL finally listening.

“A line which offers a Tube-like service in so many respects should of course be on the Tube map.

“At a time when we so desperately need to ensure social distancing and offer passengers the widest possible range of transport options, it makes absolute sense.

"However, the change could also have long term benefits. At peak times Thameslink's frequency is set to reach 24 trains an hour, offering a similar service to most London Underground lines. The stations, with the exception of Elephant and Castle, are also fully accessible for disabled people throughout central London.

“Thameslink returning to the Tube map is an important part of promoting disabled access in the capital.

“Putting Thameslink on the Tube map should be a permanent change, not just for Christmas.”

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