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London Bridge Redevelopment September 2015 Status

A brief update of the state of London Bridge in early September 2015. Colin Price visited on 3rd September.

(below) 375803 and 375712 approaching on the Up Charing Cross line working 14:03 Dover - Charing Cross. To the right beyond the new ballast can be seen the truncated end of what was the Up Passenger Loop used until Easter as the Up Charing Cross. As can be seen the previous ability to cross to platform 3 from the Up Charing Cross has now been lost.

375803 and 375712 approaching on the Up Charing Cross line working 14:03 Dover - Charing Cross on 3rd September 2015
465172 on the rear of 465020 working 15:36 Charing Cross - Sevenoaks on September 3rd 2015

(above) 465172 on the rear of 465020 working 15:36 Charing Cross - Sevenoaks having run through platform 4 the line swings over to gain the formation of the old 3 : Up line. To the left 465017 leads an up Cannon Street service (with buffer stops visible where the line has been cut from the old 3 Up, while on the right 465190 leads an Up Charing Cross service. Behind the pile of sleepers and lighting gantry are what were prior to August Bank Holiday 5 Down and 6 Up the Down and Up Charing Cross lines.

(below) A Thameslink train at London Bridge High Level? Well almost, it is of course 377212 and 377208 working up ECS from Grove Park to Charing Cross for the afternoon "Amber Rudd Express". To the right of the remains of the footbridge can be seen some of the canopies for the new Down Charing Cross island platform (6&7) along with the base of a tower crane. It is hard to tell if there is a building site in the middle of the railway, or the railway is running through a building site!

377212 and 377208 working up ECS from Grove Park to Charing Cross through London Bridge Hig Level on 3rd Septemer 2015

Earlier aspects of the re-development of London Bridge Station: