The complex, five year construction project to rebuild and reinvent London’s oldest rail terminus got fully under way in 2013 and was completed in 2018.
Features and benefits of the new London Bridge Station include:
- A new concourse at street level, with entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street. As well as improving access to the station, this will help continue the regeneration of the surrounding area by better connecting north and south
- The concourse is now filled with natural light, that comes through the canopies that cover the new platforms above, making a more pleasant environment for passengers
- Step-free access to all platforms from the main concourse, making the station easier to use – especially for people with reduced mobility, or those with luggage or small children
- Space for around two thirds more passengers than use the station today
- An increase in the number of tracks going through the station from six to nine and a reduction from nine to six in the number of terminating platforms. This will enable eighteen of the planned 24 Thameslink services per hour to call at London Bridge.
- New public realm that can be utilised for events, arts and culture.
- Around 70 new retail units in and around the station.
To read more about Network Rail’s redevelopment of London Bridge station click here.