Work continues at pace on the upgrades to London’s oldest railway station. Construction on the improved facilities has been done in phases, so the station can remain open throughout the build of the new concourse which will be bigger than the pitch at Wembley stadium and include new retail units.
Thameslink are also promising more services and better connections with up to 18 trains an hour through London Bridge – offering better connections than ever before.
By reconfiguring the track, there will be nine ‘through’ platforms and six terminating platforms. This will mean fewer trains delayed outside the station waiting for a platform to clear. There will also be more trains to more destinations including a connection to Crossrail services at Farringdon providing links across and beyond London in all directions.
Platforms 1 to 3 have now closed until January next year while they are rebuilt. Around 54 million passengers go through London Bridge station each year. By the time the project finishes in spring of 2018, there will be improved facilities and two-thirds more space for passengers.
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