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Throughout the rebuilding of London Bridge there will be a rolling programme of significant changes to the station and to journeys – please check before you travel and ensure you know your travel options.

We’ve scheduled our work at times when passenger numbers are traditionally lower than normal for example the August bank holiday weekend, Easter and Christmas. We know service changes are inconvenient, but we’re doing our best to minimise disruption to you, by telling you about service changes in advance.

Weekends and bank holidays

Monday 5 January 2015 to May 2018

  • No Bedford to Brighton Thameslink trains will call at London Bridge station; they will be diverted via an alternative route between London Blackfriars and East Croydon. Some services will call at Elephant & Castle.
  • Journeys between East Croydon and London Blackfriars will be extended by up to 15 minutes.
  • A limited service will run between Brighton and London Bridge.
  • Services between Ashford/Rochester and Bedford will operate between Ashford/Rochester and Blackfriars only.
  • A limited number of Thameslink peak services will call at Redhill.
  • Full details of all the changes taking place can be found on the current changes to services page.

August 2016 to early 2018

  • Southeastern services to and from Charing Cross resumed calling at London Bridge.
  • Southeastern services to and from Cannon Street will not call at London Bridge. Some diversions will take place between Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Blackfriars.
  • The first new trains start to run on the Thameslink route from early 2016.
  • Half of the new street level concourse opened at London Bridge station with direct access to St Thomas’ Street.
  • Full details of all the changes taking place can be found on the August 2016 changes to services page.


  • Southeastern services to and from Cannon Street resume calling at London Bridge.
  • Completion of track, signalling and major bridges work around London Bridge station.
  • The East Coast Mainline Great Northern route, from Peterborough and Cambridge and stations in between, is connected to the Thameslink route via tunnels at St Pancras International.
  • Crossrail starts running east-west across London in late 2018, connecting with the Thameslink route at Farringdon. Full Crossrail services, including services to Heathrow, are scheduled to commence in late 2019.

Ticket acceptance during our work

The rail industry is making plans to help you get around during these disruptions. We’re also working out how these specific changes could affect your ticketing options, with the objective that you shouldn’t be out of pocket while we’re doing this crucial work. You can get advice about your ticket during our work from your train operator.

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