Network Rail is 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 they are making will allow them 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.
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 Network Rail transform the station, they will make sure it remains open for the millions of people who use it every day.