Costain presses on with major station project
Timelapse footage captured by Network Rail shows the progress contractor Costain has made in just one month as the rebuilding of London Bridge station moves into its final phase.
Over the August bank holiday, two-thirds of the new station concourse opened to the public and newly rebuilt platforms 7, 8 and 9 came into use for passengers using Southeastern trains. At the same time, platforms 1, 2 and 3 were taken out of use to be demolished and rebuilt above the final section of street-level concourse which opens in January 2018.
Timelapse recording captured between the bank holiday weekend and the end of September show platforms 1, 2 and 3 reduced to rubble and the brick supports on top of the original Victorian arches revealed, as the platform buildings and the last of the 1970’s footbridge are demolished down to street level, making way for the final third of the new concourse to be built.