- London Bridge Status September 2016
- London Bridge status late August 2016
- Farewell Tooley Street Offices
- East Croydon Platform Raising
- East Kent Re-signalling April 2016
- London Bridge status April 2016
- Lancing Footbridge Refurbishment
- Crossrail- Abbey Wood Takes Shape
- RVEL Ultra 73 Progress
- Rochester's New Station January 2016
- London Bridge status January 2016
- London Bridge status December 2015
- London Bridge status October 2015
- London Bridge status September 2015
- London Bridge - What A Difference 363 Days Makes!
- London Bridge status June 2015
- London Bridge status May 2015
- Kent Coast Infrastructure March 2015
- London Bridge status March 2015
- London Bridge status February 2015
- Platform 0 at Redhill
- GB Railfreight Class 73/9s down south
- Snow & Ice Treatment Trains
- Crossrail Abbey Wood Progress
- Themed Hoarding Waterloo P21&22
- London Bridge After January 10th 2015
- London Bridge Prior to January 10th 2015
- Track Re-laying at Wimbledon 2015
- London Bridge Signal Box -
End of Whole Station Operation December 2014
- Former Cig MBSO at Edinburgh
- Waterloo Platforms 21 & 22 Open
- RVEL Ultra 73
- Loco Hauled De-icers 2013
- Refurbished GLV De-Icers: A Closer Look
- Refreshed GLV De-Icers Appear
- 73141 Named Twice!
- GLV De-Icers In Service
- GLV De-Icers Test Trips
London Bridge Re-Development March 2015 Status
All of these photographs were taken on Wednesday 11th March to record the on-going work on the Eastern side of London Bridge station. On platforms 5&6 most of the buildings the Borough Market side of the footbridge have been demolished, apart from part of a wall supporting the signal gantry.The canopy has been removed in previous week or so on the New Cross side of the bridge on platforms 5&6. It is difficult to see a lot of this from ground level so the photographer ascended The Shard to gain a vantage point.
Over Easter weekend there are more major works, where the Up and Down Charing Cross lines will be slewed over London side of New Cross to allow demolition of the arches on the fast line for the construction of the Bermondsey dive under. Also it is believed that over Easter the Up Passenger Loop through London Bridge currently being used by Charing Cross bound trains will be taken out of use and trains will start running up through what was platform 5, and then over what was the Borough Market end of platforms 5&6 to join the existing up Charing Cross line over Borough High Street.
all photographs by Colin Price
(above) The 11:08 Hayes - Charing Cross threading through the two worksites on the Up Passenger Loop. Note the demolition work that has gone on behind the hoardings on platforms 5&6.
(below) The 11:06 Sevenoaks - Charing Cross in the Blue Anchor area on the Up Charing Cross line, again between two work sites each with Engineers trains on. On the South Eastern side line 4 was being relaid, while the train on the Central side is involved with removing redundant track on the old Sussex fast lines. Alongside the Networker it can be seen that track has been removed on the old Up and Down Fast lines. This is the area where the Bermondsey dive under will be constructed. Part of the ramp down can be seen to the left of the Networkers where the old line to Bricklayers Arms used to go.
(left) The 11:40 Charing Cross - Dover crosses outside London Bridge from 4 Down to 5 Down between various sets of temporary buffers.
(below) A general view of London Bridge, in the middle can be seen the ends of the arches under the Eastern side where a hole has been made down to street level. In the finished station the main concourse will be below the platforms. As can be seen the footbridge has been retained for now to provide access to platforms 5&6 and also to the main work site. It is interesting to compare how the finished platform canopies on the Central side go to the end of the platform!
(above) Now down to "ground" level, well to be pedantic viaduct level! 465018 leads 12:36 Charing Cross - Sevenoaks down through closed platform 4, showing what is left of the canopy on platforms 5&6.
(left) Signage on platform 4, although at the time the photograph was taken the platform could still be used in an emergency.
(below) 375707 working 12:45 Charing Cross - Hastings showing how much of the structure on platforms 5&6 has been removed since January.
Earlier aspects of the re-development of London Bridge Station: