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BR gesture

Commuters on the Thameslink line between Brighton and Bedford, who have suffered three weeks of delays and cancellations because of pounds 1m fire damage to signalling equipment, were presented with a red rose or chocolates last night. A BR spokesman said: 'It is our way of saying thank you for our passengers' support during a difficult period,'