MPs pile pressure on Network rail over Thameslink service

12:20pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

By James Pepper

MPs have put further pressure on Network Rail to keep services from Sutton to St Pancras and Luton Airport.

MPs Tom Brake and Paul Burstow spoke at a meeting to discuss the future of the Wimbledon Loop services through Blackfriars station.

Tom Brake said: "It was a relief to see that Network Rail are responding to commuters' calls to look again at plans which would have stopped all Wimbledon Loop services at Blackfriars.

Paul Burstow said: "Its good that Network Rail are doing a fresh analysis of the impact of retaining rail services running through Blackfriars. In the end the decision to protect existing Sutton-Wimbledon loop services will be the Ministers."

Other issues raised during the meeting included deteriorating track and signalling performance, works planned at Hackbridge station and signalling outside Sutton station.

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