A new bigger concourse has opened (which is the biggest in the UK) to give passengers more space and to cope with growing passenger numbers for years to come. A wide range of shops, café’s and station facilities are now provided on this level.
All platforms can be accessed from the concourse and interchange between platforms can be easily achieved.
Natural light floods into the concourse from above, creating a light and airy concourse.
This is a big step towards the bigger, better railway passengers deserve. The opening of two-thirds of the concourse marks a major milestone in the redevelopment of London Bridge and, while there is plenty still to do, I am pleased passengers can now see the benefits beginning to come through.
We are essentially rebuilding Britain’s fourth busiest station – the tracks, the platforms and the infrastructure which enables trains to run – while keeping the station open and doing our best to keep passengers moving.
Mark Carne, Chief executive of Network Rail
Platforms can be accessed via steps, escalators and passenger lifts for the first time from concourse level.
The platform configuration has changed and is now as follows:
Platforms 1 to 3 (currently closed – will be for Southeastern services to and from Cannon Street once completed)
Platforms 4 & 5 (currently closed – will be for Thameslink services once completed)
Platforms 6 to 9 are for Southeastern service to and from Charing Cross
Platforms 10 to 15 are for Southern & Thameslink services that terminate/start here
Upgraded passenger information screens and announcement system have been installed throughout the station.