What Are Thameslink Services?

You can use your Oyster card or contactless payment card on Thameslink services in London Zones 1-6.

Either buy or top up a Transport for London Oyster card or use a contactless debit or credit card debit or credit card to get around..

You can use Oyster on all of our trains for journeys that start and finish in the London Travelcard area.

1. Re: Is contactless / oyster valid on thameslink to Luton? At present oyster/contactless isn’t accepted on the trains between London and Luton but there are plans for It to be introduced in the future. Look at www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and fares.

There are eight Thameslink stations with Tube connections:Elephant & Castle: for Northern and Bakerloo lines.Farringdon: for Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.Kentish Town: for Northern line.London Blackfriars: for Circle and District lines.London Bridge: for Jubilee and Northern lines.More items…

Oyster is a smartcard scheme from Transport for London. You can also use your Oyster card on Thameslink trains in the London Travelcard area. …

You can bag cheap advance tickets up to 12 weeks before you travel. Usually, the earlier you book, the cheaper your fare will be. If you can’t plan that far ahead, you can still book some Advance rail tickets up to 6pm the night before you travel.

Yes, you’ll need a valid ticket (or permit to travel) to travel on our trains. If you travel on a train without a ticket, you’ll be asked to pay the full single or return fare or, may be given a penalty fare. What are penalty fares?

Thameslink Railway is owned by Govia Thameslink Railway, which is part of Govia and also operates Gatwick Express, Great Northern and Southern services. Govia is a partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis.

Always touch in and out on a yellow card reader with your contactless payment card at the start and end of your journey (even if the gates are open) to ensure you pay the right fare. When changing trains you may need to touch your card on a pink reader. If you’re travelling on a bus or tram you only have to touch in.

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Thameslink is a 24-hour, 115-station main-line route in the British railway system, running from Bedford, Luton, St Albans City, Peterborough and Cambridge via central London to Sutton, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Rainham, Horsham and Brighton. … All the services are currently operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.

The Thameslink network includes services between Bedford and Brighton, passing through London, as well as Luton Airport and stations to Wimbledon, Sutton and Sevenoaks.

If you’re coming in from the North or South to one of the London Thameslink stations (St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink, London Blackfriars, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle) and want to book a ticket, just select “London Thameslink” as your destination when you book.

To keeps things simple and relevant. London Thameslink is a group of stations as shown here on National Rail Enquires. There is no restriction on the train operators you can take – so it’s perfectly valid on Southern services to London Bridge and you should not get, or expect any hassle from staff.

No need for tickets Most stations in London allow you to pay for your journey with a contactless debit or credit card, for travel on buses, Tubes, trams and most trains.