Network Rail publishes new images of Jacobs-designed station
CAD image of Jacobs Blackfriars station south entrance
New images have been release of the station redevelopment at Blackfriars.
The station, designed by Jacobs Architecture and being built by Balfour Beatty, is part of the £5.5bn plan to upgrade capacity on the Thameslink line, and is scheduled to be completed by May 2012.
The station will be the first to span the Thames, with entrances on both the north bank and the south bank by the Tate Modern.
Transport minister Theresa May visited Blackfriars yesterday to check on the progress of the Thameslink upgrade, for which the concourse for the northern part of the station has just been completed. She said: “The station being built across the Thames at Blackfriars will allow millions of passengers each year to reach the centre of London’s business district. Today I’ve seen that progress is being made, and I look forward to seeing the future benefits that this significant programme will deliver to passengers.”
Jim Crawford, Network Rail major programme director for Thameslink, said: “The Thameslink Programme will give passengers what they want – longer trains, more seats and better journeys. Crucially, it will help take pressure off the Tube network and deliver much-needed extra capacity on this important rail route.”
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