Nearing its £1bn redevelopment completion, London bridge station has been reopened after more than 5 years work. A vital piece of track and signalling work has been completed, paving the way forward for Thameslink services to resume through the station next year. Engineers have worked to deliver the improvements between London Bridge and Blackfriars ahead of cross-London Thameslink trains being reintroduced from May 2018 after a three-year break and when complete, this will be the first time trains on the cross-London route between Brighton and Bedford have called at London Bridge since January 2015.
As well as creating 5 new platforms within the station, this redevelopment has linked all 15 platforms on the concourse, created two new entrances on Tooley Street to connect the north and south sides of the station and is said to continue on until the spring with new shops and cafes. 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.
We're proud to have placed candidates on this project including Surveyors, Site and Section Engineers and with further major rail projects coming up across the UK including HS2, we're keen to talk to candidates about future opportunities.