Thameslink’s introduction on the route from Luton to Rainham via Greenwich and Woolwich was a bit of a disaster back in May.
Thameslink took over two of six services per hour previously operated by Southeastern.
Insufficient drivers were able to maintain the service all day, and service levels were promptly cut back to one train an hour off-peak.
But now, six months on, and the December timetable on journey planners show two trains per hour all day in each direction.
No more 20 minute timetable gaps at very busy stations. And poor old Higham gets more than one train an hour.
But let’s not get too carried away. GoVia said similar before May despite drivers contacting me months in advance to say it would never work. And they were one hundred per cent correct.
Still, surely another six months means that obstacle has gone?