Two-thirds of new London Bridge station concourse opens

Two-thirds of a brand new concourse at London Bridge, Britain’s fourth-busiest railway station opened on August 29.

The concourse is part of a major redevelopment of London Bridge station which started four years ago. Once complete in 2018, the redevelopment will provide passengers with a bigger, better railway including a concourse the size of the pitch at Wembley.

Over 80 retail units will be open development is complete – including a number set aside for local start-up companies – and passengers will benefit from improved connections and better options to more destinations including Cambridge and Peterborough.

The redevelopment is part of Network Rail’s railway upgrade plan and the government-sponsored Thameslink programme which will transform north-south travel through London by 2018. The programme includes new track and modern trains to provide more reliable journeys for passengers. Network Rail is also untangling the track on the approaches to London Bridge station to reduce the time trains wait for platforms to clear and cut delays.

  • For much more on this, read RAIL 809, published on September 14.