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Armed police called to London Bridge station

Passengers at London Bridge station have reported being evacuated by armed police. According to the Met Police, officers were called after reports of a man on a train making threats.

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

Delays spread to London Bridge station

First Capital Connect says trains between London Bridge and East Croydon are being delayed by up to 20 minutes because of an earlier problem at London Victoria.

Electrocution incident to be probed by safety officials

An incident which left a man with serious burns will be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.

A police statement said:

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 13:16hrs today, Monday, 14 April, to reports of a man suffering burns at London Bridge Street, SE1.

Officers are in attendance along with London's Air Ambulance.

The area has been secured and the matter will be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.


Hazard zone in place after worker drills through cables

A hazard zone is in place after a workman suffered serious burns in an incident in London Bridge, the fire service has said.

Man suffers serious burns 'after being electrocuted'

A worker has suffered serious burns after reportedly cutting through live cables in London Bridge.

The worker was electrocuted after reportedly cutting through live cables. Credit: Google Maps

“We were called at 13:16 to London Bridge Street to reports of an incident," a London Ambulance statement said.

“We sent an ambulance crew, motorcycle responder, two single responders in cars and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

“We treated one patient - a man - for serious burns and he was taken to Chelsea and Westminster hospital as a priority.”

Station overhaul will 'transform travel through London'

Developers behind the renovation of London Bridge station claim the extensive work will result in a "bigger and brighter station" which will transform north-south travel through London.

The work, due to be completed in 2018, will enable trains to run with "Tube-like frequency" every two to three minutes, Network Rail claims.

Network Rail claim the new platforms will transform north-south travel in London. Credit: Network Rail

Passengers will be able to travel more efficiently and make easier connections to other rail services as a result of the improved facilities.

When complete, the station will be longer than the Shard is tall while the entire length of the platforms will be covered by undulating canopies of steel and aluminum.

The station will be longer than the Shard is tall when the work is complete. Credit: Network Rail

Dave Ward, Network Rail route managing director, said: “This huge investment in rebuilding London Bridge station will transform rail travel in London for millions of people across London and the south east.

"By 2018, London Bridge will be the most modern station in Britain with more space, better connections and great facilities."

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