London Bridge Redevelopment

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London Bridge Redevelopment
More trains, more destinations
and a better station
Our plans will increase capacity, and use the station
in a totally different way. When the £6 billion
programme to upgrade the Thameslink network
is complete, more trains will travel to and through
London Bridge, rather than starting or finishing their
journeys here.
The brand new, state-of-the-art station will offer more
space and better connections – north to St Pancras,
Luton, Bedford, Peterborough, and Cambridge; east
to Ashford and Sevenoaks; or south to Gatwick
and Brighton.
It will also make onward journeys easier – by tube,
bus, bike, or on foot.
Our proposals
What you said
View of the new Tooley Street entrance (from More London)
• We’ll increase passenger capacity by around two
thirds and increase the number of tracks through the
station, increasing rail capacity
More than 2,500 people visited our stands between
17-21 May 2011 and there were more than
4,000 visits to our website.
• Next to the new Shard landmark, the new station
concourse will be 70m x 150m – bigger than the pitch
at Wembley
• The London Bridge Quarter development has
funded a new bus station and delivered a new rail
concourse, which are currently being built; our plans
expand on these improvements
97%
agreed that
London Bridge is in need of
investment (85% strongly
agreed, 12% Agreed)
View of the new St Thomas Street entrance from the west
• New entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street
will improve integration with local bike, foot, or bus
transport routes
93% supported our
• Lifts and escalators will offer passengers step-free
access to every platform
• New shops, restaurants, and other facilities will
complement the ongoing regeneration of the
local area
94%
agreed that an
improved station will
benefit passengers and the
local area (77% and 17%)
plans for making the
station bigger and easing
congestion (77% and 16%)
View of St Thomas Street from the east
Proposed new station layout
Existing Stainer Street and new streetlevel entrance will become pedestrian
access into and through the station
London Bridge
Underground station
Thank you
for your support.
View of the new London Bridge concourse
New street-level
entrance
Current Vault width
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Future Vault width
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lower level
concourse
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View of canopies from the Shard
The Shard Development
Upper level
concourse
Thameslink Programme
New escalators and lifts
up to all platforms
Guy’s Hospital
New street-level
entrance
New street-level
entrance
All images shown are artist’s impressions
Tooley Street Elevation
Our plans for London Bridge are the final piece in the
jigsaw for Thameslink. We’ve made excellent progress
elsewhere along the route to enable 24 trains per
hour to carry passengers through central London
when we’re finished in 2018.
By December, the first longer trains will run, while in
mid 2012 we’ll be unveiling completely redeveloped
stations at Farringdon and Blackfriars.
What happens next
Better access, more space
We submitted our planning application to the London
Borough of Southwark in June 2011. Over the coming
months we will start doing minor works, such as
investigating ground conditions and moving utilities
cables. This will help us to plan the final construction
programme, which we hope to start in 2013.
To increase capacity at the station and improve
journeys for everyone who uses it, we’re planning to
transform London Bridge – creating a spacious new
concourse offering step-free access to all platforms.
Timeline of activity
2011
Planning process
2012
Minor works
When the work is complete, the station will be better
connected and less crowded; and, alongside local
developments like the Shard, it will help regenerate
the whole area.
Helping London run better
London Bridge
redevelopment
We’ve got exciting plans to
transform London Bridge –
the capital’s oldest rail
terminus, and now one of
Britain’s busiest stations.
2013
Main works start (a
phased construction
programme to 2018)
2014
First new
platforms opened
2015/16
Charing Cross services
will not stop at
London Bridge
2016/17
Cannon Street services
will not stop at
London Bridge
2018
Station complete –
full Thameslink
services running
Indicative timings only
For more information on our proposals,
speak to one of the team,
visit networkrail.co.uk/thameslink
or email [email protected]
Sept 2011

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