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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 50 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 – a vision for the future

    We're transforming London Bridge station, with more room for passengers and a huge increase in services on the Thameslink route.

    The improvements will be funded by the Thameslink programme – a £6bn Government investment in rail. 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

    Timeline - London Bridge (2011 - 2018) 

    1. Summer 2011 - Planning application submitted

    2. Autumn 2011 - Decision on planning application from London Borough of Southwark anticipated

    3. Winter 2011 - Major construction on bus station gets underway

    4. Spring 2012 - Initial work on redevelopment of station expected to get underway

    5. Summer 2012 - New station concourse (part of The Shard development) and new bus station complete

    6. Summer 2013 - Complete redevelopment of London Bridge station begins

    7. Spring 2014 - First new platform opens

       2015/6 Charing Cross services will not stop at London Bridge
       2016/7 Cannon Street services will not stop at London Bridge

    8. Summer 2018 - Station complete, full Thameslink services running

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  • Changes at London Bridge

    Platform changes
    • 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 are now closed
    • Only 1–3 have access to the footbridge
    • 10–15 have reopened
    Trains to and from Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not stop here until August 2016.

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

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