Since January 2018, passengers have benefitted from new platforms for more trains, a new concourse and better connections.
Key benefits of the redevelopment project include:
- New entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street, better connecting the station to surrounding areas
- A new concourse, bigger than the pitch at Wembley Stadium, unifying the station for the first time so that all platforms can be accessed from a central point
- Better journey options to more destinations, including a future connection to Crossrail services at Farringdon, providing links across and beyond London in all directions.
- Fewer delays, after the tracks on approaches to the station were untangled
- Step free access to every platform, following installation of new lifts and escalators
- New shops, cafes and other retail units opening throughout 2018
An exciting destination
The redevelopment of the station is also ensuring that it becomes a destination in its own right and a real asset to the surrounding area. We’re creating a place for people to meet, eat, shop and socialise, as well as travel, while opening up the South Bank for business and communities to thrive.
As part of this investment we are introducing 92,000 sq ft of new retail and more than 70 retail units – the most ever in a Network Rail station. These new units will offer a fantastic mix of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy. They include big brands and a number of small independent retailers.
The rebuild project began in 2013 and was completed in phases to allow the station to remain open throughout construction. On approaches to the station the track has been reconfigured to create nine ‘through’ platforms and six terminating platforms. This means fewer trains are delayed outside the station waiting for a platform to clear, and more can carry on across London.
Keeping London Bridge moving
Work at the station on the Upper Concourse, Stainer Street and in preparation for more shops, cafes and retail units, continues during 2018. Works will take place on evenings and at weekends to minimise disruption.