Incredible timelapse shows pace of demolition at site of new railway junction in Bermondsey

Incredible timelapse shows pace of demolition at site of new railway junction in Bermondsey

Railway viaducts that once carried trains to Charing Cross and central London have been razed in preparation for the construction of a massive new dive under on a site in South London.

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Network Rail and its contractors Skanska and demolition experts Armac, have been working in Bermondsey to create the space for the new junction, which will allow more trains to run into London Bridge.

The former viaduct will be replaced with a dive under that will allow Charing Cross trains to pass beneath Thameslink services and pop up again on the other side, for a clear run into the capital. Where possible, the original structures have been retained and strengthened to continue to carry London’s oldest railway.

The Bermondsey dive under, which will be completed in 2017, is part of our plan to deliver more reliable journeys north-south through London.