London Bridge improvements

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 per cent.

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.


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.


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