Thameslink was one of the last parts of the former British Rail to be privatised.

Network SouthEast


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Thameslink began as a Network SouthEast brand for the newly launched cross London services.


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1994 - 1997

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In 1994, Network SouthEast was divided into eleven separate companies, each of which would later be individually privatised. At this time, Thameslink was rebranded. Go-via was awarded the Thameslink franchise in 1997.

1997 - 2006

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In 2006, the Thameslink franchise merged with the Great Northern franchise to become the Thameslink Great Northern franchise.

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