The rebuilding of London Bridge station and its environs is now well underway. This redevelopment is to improve through-train capacity and flow in connection with the Thameslink Programme. The route between Blackfriars and London Bridge has long been a bottleneck - a victim of the huge sucess of Thameslink. The Network Rail poster to the left explains the timescale.
Lester Hayes paid a flying visit to London Bridge on 3rd January 2012 and took these two photographs.
The very modern new bridge over Borough High Street is a major contrast to the existing plate girder bridges to the north of it.
|In the webmaster's opinion the forecourt bus garage was a gloomy place even on the brightest days and although protection from the weather has gone the ambiance is much improved now the canopy has been removed.
|The concourse beyond the barrier line of the terminal platforms was also confined and gloomy. Just at the moment there is daylight!
This photograph taken on 15th March at 08:42:38 shows that "traffic lights", or more correctly flow direction indicators, have been fitted above the ticket gates.
photograph by Ian Docwra