Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake visited London Bridge Station last Tuesday to see the redevelopment plans for the station. London Bridge Station is being completely rebuilt as part of the £6.5bn government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.
One of Britain’s biggest station infrastructure projects will bring nine 'through' platforms and six terminating platforms in the future. This will mean more trains to more destinations including a connection to Crossrail services at Farringdon providing links across and beyond London in all directions.
Tom had the opportunity to walk through the partially constructed concourse, which will be larger than Wembley football pitch once completed, that is being constructed under the existing working station. The tour also included a chance to view the next two new platforms ahead of their January opening.
Commenting on his visit he said: “Transport is one of my top priorities and I was delighted to attend this tour. People have concerns about the disruption this will cause to people’s journeys, but I think it will be worth it once the work has been completed. It will mean better connections for local commuters in Carshalton and Wallington.”
London Bridge is the fourth busiest station in the country, bringing around 50 million passengers into the city each year. Redevelopment of this station will allow the introduction of more Thameslink trains every day - up to 18 trains an hour through London Bridge - offering better connections than ever before.
Further information is also available at www.networkrail.co.uk.