Nine days of disruption at London Bridge

Train services to London Bridge will be disrupted for over a week as part of ongoing improvement works to the station.

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Time-lapse video shows work at London Bridge

Network Rail have released a video showing track laying at London Bridge last week. Two new platforms have opened at the station this morning.

“The huge amount of work we have completed in the last nine days is an essential part of the jigsaw that will eventually give passengers new more spacious trains running at tube like frequency through central London, and connecting them to more destinations that ever before.

We try our best to minimise the impact on passengers and do most of the work behind the scenes, but there are big pieces of work that can only be completed when the railway is clear of trains and people.

We do this at the quietest times, such as the August bank holiday, but we understand the impact our work has on the daily lives of passengers we’d like to thank them all for bearing with us whilst we got it done.”

– Simon Blanchflower, Network Rail's major programme director

London Bridge facts

  • London Bridge is the oldest major station in the capital.
  • 54 million passengers travel through London Bridge a year.
  • Platform 6 at London Bridge is reckoned to be the busiest in Europe, with 18 trains an hour.
  • When finished in mid-2016, London Bridge's new concourse will cover an area greater than Wembley's pitch.
  • The work is being carried out to integrate all platforms at the station to the same concourse.

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Upgrade work continues at London Bridge

Construction work at London Bridge Credit: PA Images

Rail passengers who travel through London Bridge have been warned to expect nine days of disruption from today as upgrade work continues at the station. No First Capital Connect or Southern trains will call at the station until 1st September. The upgrade is due to be completed in 2018

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