The first station to span the Thames offers passengers longer trains and more frequent services, easier connections to the underground and step-free access to both banks of the Thames – as well as a stunning view of London.
Passengers are already benefitting from an increase in trains from 8 per hour to 12 (and up to 24 per hour when Thameslink is complete in 2018)
The station also includes the world’s largest solar bridge with over 4,400 photovoltaic panels, enough to cover 23 tennis courts. The roof provides up to 50% of the station’s energy, that’s enough to heat almost 80,000 cups of tea a day. It reduces the station’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes per year – equivalent approximately to 89,000 (average) car journeys.