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  • London Bridge redevelopment

  • London Bridge entrance

    A computer-generated video demonstrating the new entrance at London Bridge station

  • On schedule

    We're transforming London Bridge station, creating new platforms for more trains, building a new concourse, and creating a bigger and better station for passengers.

    London Bridge is the fourth busiest station in the country, bringing around 56 million passengers into the city each year. The changes we are making will allow us to introduce more Thameslink trains every day  up to 18 trains an hour through London Bridge  offering better connections than ever before.

  • London Bridge – vision for the future

    The improvements are part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. This is part of our wider vision of a better rail network for London and Britain.

    Completed improvements

    The London Bridge Quarter development, which includes the Shard, has funded a new bus station and has built a new concourse on behalf of Network Rail. This has improved the link between the terminating rail platforms and the bus station outside.

    Huge concourse, natural light

    The concourse at London Bridge station will be bigger than the pitch at Wembley Stadium with new retail and station facilities.

    The concourse will unify the station for the first time so that passengers can access all platforms from one place.

    A bigger, better connected station

    With entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street, connections to and between the surrounding areas will be improved, supporting the wider regeneration of the area. Tube and bus links will be improved and lifts and escalators will provide step-free access to every platform.

    More services, better connections

    By reconfiguring the track, in the future there will be nine 'through' platforms and six terminating platforms. This will mean more trains to more destinations including a connection to Crossrail services at Farringdon providing links across and beyond London in all directions.

    Keeping London Bridge moving

    While we transform the station, we will make sure it remains open for the millions of people who use it every day.
  • Image gallery

    Bird's-eye view over London Bridge and Shard

    View over new canopies towards Tower Bridge

    New Tooley Street entrance and public realm - aerial

    New entrance on St Thomas Street

    Refurbished arches on St Thomas Street

  • Timeline 

    1 Summer 2011 - Planning application submitted

    2 Autumn 2011 - Planning permission granted by London Borough of Southwark

    3 Winter 2011 - Major construction on bus station underway

    4 Summer 2012 - New station concourse (part of The Shard development) and new bus station completed

    5 Winter 2012 - Preparation work on the station started

    6 Spring 2013 - Complete redevelopment of London Bridge station started

    7 Spring 2014 - First new platform opened

    8 January 2015 – August 2016 - Charing Cross services are not stopping at London Bridge

    9 January 2015 – 2018 - Cross-London Thameslink trains are not stopping at London Bridge

    10 August 2016 – January 2018 - Cannon Street services will not stop at London Bridge

    11 Spring 2018 - Station redevelopment complete

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  • Changes at London Bridge

    Platforms 1 to 3 have now closed until January 2018 while they are rebuilt. This means Cannon Street services cannot stop at London Bridge while this work is taking place. All Southeastern's services are from platforms 7-9.

    See station map. The changes are due to work to improve the station.

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