HL Deb 14 October 2004 vol 665 c66WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the timescale for the implementation of Thameslink 2000 to improve the Thameslink railway line between London and the south-east. [HL4344]

Lord Davies of Oldham

Network Rail's application for a Transport and Works Act order was considered at a public inquiry between June 2000 and May 2001. A decision on the project was deferred pending the resolution of three deficiencies identified by the inspector in his report, relating to the design of the scheme in central London. Network Rail has now submitted further applications addressing these issues, which are likely to be considered by a public inquiry next year.