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Thameslink Programme

Find out more about the planned changes to London Bridge, Blackfriars and related lines

London Bridge Station is the location for one of the biggest station re-development projects in the UK.  This is linked to planned line upgrades and changes to make it easier to cross London north to south and south to north.  The project is only just beginning and will last until the end of 2018.  If you travel regularly by train, you will see some changes to your services in the next few years.  You will find a summary of the most important changes on this page. 

Check for latest briefings on the Events page

For any short term road closure updates see the London Bridge Station  Redevelopment page

2 September 2016 - January 2018

From Friday 2 September to January 2018

Southeastern services to and from Cannon Street will not call at London Bridge when services resume from 2 September;
Most Southeastern services to and from Charing Cross will resume calling at London Bridge

London Bridge Tube station will remain open throughout. Cannon Street rail and Tube stations, and the Jubilee and Northern lines at London Bridge and Waterloo, will be busier than usual at peak times while passengers take alternative routes.

Please check before you travel at  or see  for details about ticket acceptance and timetables.

3 May 2016 to February 2018 

it will be necessary to partially close Tooley Street as our work moves across the station. This is because Network Rail needs to relocate their work site, which is currently accessed from St Thomas Street, to enable the rebuild of platforms 1-3 and the Tooley Street entrance.  

  • Traffic will be westbound only
  • The diversion route for eastbound will be signposted via Borough High Street, Great Dover Street, Bricklayer Arms and Tower Bridge Road
  • It will only be possible to walk on the northern side of Tooley Street
  • There will be a segregated cycle lane eastbound and cycles will be with traffic westbound
  • Bus diversions will be place for  Routes 47, 343, 381, N199 and RV1 going east bound

For more details

5 January 2015 to January 2018

No Bedford to Brighton cross London Thameslink services to or from London Bridge.  Reduced off peak Monday to Saturday service between Brighton and London Bridge.  Limited service in peak time.

For more details