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New Thameslink trains unveiled

28 January 2014 Last updated at 21:01 GMT

The government has unveiled a new Thameslink train which it hopes will ease overcrowding on one of the country's busiest commuter routes.

The electric Class-700 trains with larger carriages will carry hundreds of thousands of passengers across the north-south route through central London from 2016.

BBC London's Transport Correspondent, Tom Edwards spoke to commuters, Rail minister Stephen Hammond and David Statham from First Capital Connect.