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.

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

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

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 – Completion of the redevelopment of London Bridge station. Thameslink trains and services between London Bridge and Blackfriars return.