London Bridge station was officially reopened by HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Passengers are now benefiting from a bigger and better station with new platforms for more trains, a new concourse and better connections. The redeveloped station is modern, spacious and fully accessible – fit for the twenty-first century.

London Bridge redevelopment – 60 second time-lapse

London Bridge – vision for the future

The improvements are part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. This is part of our wider vision of a better rail network for London and Britain

A bigger, more accessible station

New entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street now better connect the surrounding areas to the station.

Tube and bus links have been improved, while lifts and escalators provide step free access to every platform.

Meanwhile, 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 new concourse at London Bridge station is bigger than the pitch at Wembley Stadium with new retail and station facilities opening during 2018.

The concourse has unified the station for the first time so that passengers can access all platforms from one place.

More services, better conections

The new concourse at London Bridge station is bigger than the pitch at Wembley Stadium with new retail and station facilities opening during 2018.

The concourse has unified the station for the first time so that passengers can access all platforms from one place.

An exciting destination

London Bridge station is now a destination in its own right, in addition to being a major transport hub. We’re creating a place for people to meet, eat, shop and socialise, as well as travel. New shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will open throughout 2018.

Keeping London Bridge Moving

Although the majority of work at London Bridge station is now complete, some remains ongoing. For the latest information please visit the Thameslink Programme website or follow us on Twitter @TLProgramme.

Timeline

  • Summer 2011 – Planning application submitted
  • Autumn 2011 – Planning permission granted by London Borough of Southwark
  • Winter 2011 – Major construction on bus station underway
  • Summer 2012 – New station concourse (part of The Shard development) and new bus station completed
  • Winter 2012 – Preparation work on the station started
  • Spring 2013 – Complete redevelopment of London Bridge station started
  • Spring 2014 – First new platform opened
  • January 2015 – August 2016 – Charing Cross services are not stopping at London Bridge
  • January 2015 – 2018 – Cross -London Thameslink trains are not stopping at London Bridge
  • August 2016 – January 2018 – Cannon Street services will not stop at London Bridge
  • Winter 2017 – Bermondsey Dive Under completed, untangling the tracks surrounding London Bridge
  • January 2018 – Cannon Street trains return to London Bridge, new concourse open, new entrance at Tooley Street open
  • Spring 2018 – New shops and cafes opening throughout 2018
  • May 2018 – Official re-opening of London Bridge station by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge. Thameslink trains and services between London Bridge and Blackfriars return