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 56 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.
This project is part of our London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.
Changes at London Bridge
Platforms 1 to 3 have now closed until January 2018 while they are rebuilt. This means Cannon Street services cannot stop at London Bridge while this work is taking place. All Southeastern's services are from platforms 7-9.
The changes are due to work to improve the station.
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 will unify the station for the first time so that passengers can access all platforms from one place.
A bigger, better connected station
1 Summer 2011 - Planning application submitted
2 Autumn 2011 - Planning permission granted by London Borough of Southwark
3 Winter 2011 - Major construction on bus station underway
4 Summer 2012 - New station concourse (part of The Shard development) and new bus station completed
5 Winter 2012 - Preparation work on the station started
6 Spring 2013 - Complete redevelopment of London Bridge station started
7 Spring 2014 - First new platform opened
8 January 2015 – August 2016 - Charing Cross services are not stopping at London Bridge
9 January 2015 – 2018 - Cross-London Thameslink trains are not stopping at London Bridge
10 August 2016 – January 2018 - Cannon Street services will not stop at London Bridge
11 Spring 2018 - Station redevelopment complete