HRH DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE OPENS LONDON BRIDGE
Published at 13:29 on Wednesday 9th May 2018
Tags: Network Rail, Thameslink, London Bridge
HRH The Duke of Cambridge unveils the commemorative plaque to officially reopen London Bridge station after its five rebuild. Jack Boskett
London Bridge Station was officially reopened by the HRH Duke of Cambridge this morning.
The country’s fourth busiest railway station, London Bridge, has been through a five year rebuild to improve services for passengers, increase capacity and make the railway more reliable. Work has included a major track upgrade, a new rail underpass on the approach to the station and platform widenings and extensions.
His Royal Highness arrived at London Bridge Station on a new Siemens Class 700 Thameslink train where he met the Secretary of State, Chris Grayling MP, and Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail. Prince William was then introduced to groups of apprentices, project leaders and staff involved in the redevelopment, before unveiling a ceremonial ‘sleeper’ marking the completion of the improved station.
For the first time in over a hundred and fifty years, passengers at London Bridge are able to reach all 15 platforms from one concourse.