New visualisations released of revamped station

London bridge one

London bridge one

Transformation plans for London Bridge station have taken a major step forward after design proposals were given the go ahead by Southwark council.

Southwark council’s planning committee passed a resolution to grant planning permission on 20 December 2011. Formal planning consent is expected early in 2012.

The London Bridge revamp includes a new platform layout, new entrances and the creation of Britain’s largest station concourse. The plans are a key part of Network rail’s £6bn Thameslink programme.

David Higgins, Network Rail’s chief exectutive, said: “London Bridge is one of the busiest stations in the country and this investment is vital for passengers who want more space, less congestion and better services.

“Our proposals will breathe life back into London’s oldest rail terminus and help build on the programme of regeneration along the South Bank and Bankside.

“It will provide a focal point for the local communities it serves as well as the tens of millions of passengers who use it every year.

“We are grateful for the support we’ve received and will continue to work closely with our partners and the local authority to deliver the project efficiently and considerately over the coming years.”