The Anonymous Widower

London Bridge Station Wakes Up

Part of the new concourse of London Bridge station opened at five o’clock this morning.

I got there around 05:30, so at least there would be some light.

Points to note.

  • The concourse is underneath the platforms.
  • Often when this is done, as at Brussels Midi, the concourse is dark and claustrophobic. London Bridge certainly isn’t, as natural light is allowed in and there are masses of LED lights.
  • The concourse is split into an open side and one where you must have a valid ticket.
  • Escalators join the platforms in the centre.
  • The island platforms have three escalators, two sets of stairs and a lift.
  • The first through platform; 8 and 9 for Charing Cross, form a wide island platform.
  • If platforms 4 and 5 for Thameslink, are as wide as 8 and 9, they will be a game-changer for those with limited mobility on Thameslink.
  • Currently, the only dreary public area, is the old cross-passage between Tooley Street and Guy’s Hospital, but that dates from a few years ago and is probably going to be updated.

It is certainly a very good start.

August 29, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , ,


  1. So interesting to view your early morning shots before the station gets crowded with commuters. I’ll try and get there myself tomorrow lunchtime but, of course, I won’t have the station to myself then.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller | August 29, 2016 | Reply

  2. […] my first glimpse of the new London Bridge station, which I posted in London Bridge Station Wakes Up, I have a feeling that the station could be a gam-changer for many […]

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