London Bridge concourse opens for business with new platforms 7-15

COMMUTERS using London Bridge station were able to make use of the first two-thirds of the all-new concourse from August 29 after the newly built platforms 7 to 15 came into use together with the associated new retail units and station exits.

Volunteers from Network Rail, Southern, Southeastern and the Department for Transport took part in a special London Bridge Challenge to test the station’s new concourse, platforms and facilities ahead of the August 29 opening. This view was taken from the top of one of the escalators. NETWORK RAIL
Volunteers from Network Rail, Southern, Southeastern and the Department for Transport took part in a special London Bridge Challenge to test the station’s new concourse, platforms and facilities ahead of the August 29 opening. This view was taken from the top of one of the escalators. NETWORK RAIL

The new concourse, when it opens in 2018, will be the largest in the UK, having a greater area than a football pitch.

An array of lifts, stairs and escalators will make it fully accessible for everyone, and passengers heading for the Underground will have a number of route options open to them. These include a peak-time-only route through the new concourse, the current concourse under the Shard, and the new entrances and exits on to St Thomas Street.

Read more in September’s issue of The RM

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