Thameslink and Great Northern declassify First Class carriages

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As part of their attempts to get passengers moving during the current major service disruptions, both Thameslink and Great Northern trains have declassified First Class in the AM and PM peak periods.

This is worth knowing if you are heading to Luton or Gatwick Airport over the next two weeks.

Thameslink First Class declassified

This will run until 15th July when a new interim timetable is launched.

  • The AM peak is from 6.30am to 9.30am, Monday to Friday
  • The PM peak is from 4.00pm to 7.15pm, Monday to Friday

First Class season ticket holders can claim a refund – full details are on the Thameslink website.

Thanks to Andy for this.

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  1. Those two places, and occasionally the Village hotel are the only places I’d consider staying.

  2. Lady London says:

    Apparently Blackpool has a nice hotel out of town that used to be called the De Vere? Wondering if anybody knows what it’s called now.

    Otherwise I’ll be trying the Premier Inn or the Hampton next time. I certainly wouldn;t go back to the IBIS Styles (the old Clifton/Travelodge) despite its marvellous location. Not even if I got a free room. And sadly it’s nothing like the worst in Blackpool. Is there anyone that doesn’t get depressed visiting the place?

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