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 will be operated by Thameslink.
20 December 2014 to 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.
- There may be some changes to London Overground services operating to and from New Cross in December 2014. More information will be made available as soon as possible.
- During this time we will open new platforms 10 & 11 and platforms 5 to 9 will close for redevelopment.
20 December 2014 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.
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.
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.
- The London Bridge station rebuild reaches half way with the redeveloped platforms 10-15 complete.
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.
- 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.