Sunday 4 Jun 2017
London Bridge station to reopen 5 June
Following the incident on London Bridge on Saturday 3 June, on advice from the Metropolitan police, London Bridge national rail station will reopen on Monday 5 June from 5am.
Police cordons will continue to be in place until at least 8am which will impact on the ability of the station to operate normally.
As a result the national rail station will be exit only and disruption is expected owing to the restricted access.
Services may be subject to short notice alterations, especially if the cordons aren’t lifted as anticipated.
The station will be much busier than usual and there may be queuing systems in place. Passengers are advised to avoid London Bridge station during Monday’s morning peak if at all possible.
London Bridge itself - across the Thames - and nearby roads are also expected to continue to be impacted and normal walking routes may be closed.
Alternative walking routes across the river include Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge, the Millennium Bridge (use Borough Underground station) and Blackfriars Bridge (use Southwark Underground station).
We strongly advise passengers to check National Rail Enquiries and TfL's website for the latest travel information before they travel.
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 38,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.