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A computer-generated video demonstrating the new entrance at London Bridge station
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While we transform the station, we will make sure it remains open for the millions of people who use it every day.
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
1. Summer 2011 - Planning application submitted2. Autumn 2011 - Decision on planning application from London Borough of Southwark anticipated3. Winter 2011 - Major construction on bus station gets underway4. Spring 2012 - Initial work on redevelopment of station expected to get underway5. Summer 2012 - New station concourse (part of The Shard development) and new bus station complete6. Summer 2013 - Complete redevelopment of London Bridge station begins7. 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 Bridge8. Summer 2018 - Station complete, full Thameslink services running
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