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London Bridge Railway station reopens after Christmas works

By Ellis Stephenson

Commuters will be able to travel to London Bridge station for the first time in more than a year today, after major works were completed.

The final section of the new concourse and final five platforms opened this morning, allowing Cannon Street trains to resume calling at the landmark new station.

The service has not stopped at London Bridge since August 10, 2016, to allow the transformation to be carried out.

London Bridge station reopened today. Picture Network Rail

London Bridge station reopened today. Picture: Network Rail

Network Rail says it marks the countdown to completing the £1 billion redevelopment after more than five years of work. It is due to be finished in the spring.

Since work began in 2013, London Bridge has been overhauled by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.
 
The vast new concourse, larger than the pitch at Wembley, unites all fifteen platforms for the first time and modern facilities make the station fully accessible.
London Bridge has been transformed by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Picture Network Rail

London Bridge has been transformed by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Picture: Network Rail

The tracks through and around the station have been remodelled to modernise the infrastructure and allow more trains to travel through London.

Chief executive of Network Rail, Mark Carne, said: “The opening of our landmark station is a shining example of the investment we are making in the railway.

"I would like to thank passengers for their patience while we transformed London Bridge into the modern transport hub it is today, with more trains to more destinations, connecting north-south London and beyond."

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