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.

Weekend and bank holidays

  • Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays.
  • This may include disruption to services on working days around certain bank holidays or weekends.
  • Please check National Rail Enquiries for more information.

September 2014 onwards

  • From 1 September 2014, Southern will have fewer tracks available at London Bridge to operate a normal service, so will have to run an amended service until further notices. Visit the Southern website for more information on changes to services.
  • As of 14 September 2014, First Capital Connect services operating between Brighton and Bedford are operated by Thameslink.

Saturday 20 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015

  • Southern services will not operate to and from London Bridge.
  • Southeastern services will be amended between Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 December.
  • Thameslink services will not call at London Bridge but will continue to operate between Bedford and Brighton via an alternative route between London Blackfriars and East Croydon.
  • London Overground services will not operate to and from New Cross between Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 December and between Surrey Quays and West Croydon, Crystal Palace or Clapham Junction on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 December. Between Monday 29 and Wednesday 31 December a Saturday service will operate. An enhanced London Overground service will operate between Crystal Palace and Canada Water during the peaks.
  • As a result of the changes to services, passengers may be taking alternative routes to their destinations; this may result in some London Underground lines and stations being busier than usual.
  • During this time we will be carrying out the final work needed to open the new platforms 10 & 11 and platforms 8 & 9 will close for redevelopment.
  • Full details of all the changes taking place can be found on the December 2014 and January 2015 information page.

Monday 5 January 2015 to January 2018

  • Thameslink services will not operate to and from London Bridge; they will be diverted via an alternative route between Blackfriars and East Croydon.
  • Thameslink  services to and from Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport will not call at London Bridge.

Monday 12 January 2015 to August 2016

  • Southeastern services to and from Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge .
  • Southeastern services to and from Cannon Street will continue to call at London Bridge. Some diversions will take place between Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Blackfriars.
  • Services to Plumstead, Woolwich Dockyard, Belvedere and Erith will be diverted to and from London Cannon Street until August 2016. These diverted services will still call at London Bridge.
  • During this time platforms 5 to 9 will be closed for redevelopment.
  • Further details about changes to Southeastern services from January 2015 can be found on Southeastern’s website.

Monday 12 January 2015 onwards

  • Southeastern services calling at New Cross, St. Johns, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park stations will be permanently diverted to and from Cannon Street, away from Charing Cross. This means Southeastern services from these stations will no longer operate to and from Charing Cross, and instead, operate to and from Cannon Street. Until August 2016, these diverted services will be calling at London Bridge.
  • Further details about changes to Southeastern services from January 2015 can be found on Southeastern’s website.

August 2016 to early 2018

  • Southeastern services to and from Charing Cross resume 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 opens at London Bridge station with direct access to St Thomas’ Street.

2018

  • 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 changes could affect your ticketing options, with the objective that you shouldn’t be out of pocket while we’re doing this crucial work. For now, if you buy an annual season ticket, please continue as usual and we’ll come back to you with an update very soon.

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