The Thameslink Programme is transforming north-south travel through London. This infrastructure and new trains investment programme will increase capacity on one of Europe’s busiest stretches of railway.

London Bridge Station Redevelopment

Network Rail are building a bigger and better London Bridge station for the 56 million passengers who use it each year, with new platforms for more trains and a huge new concourse. The new concourse will unify the station for the first time so passengers can access all platforms from one place.

A large part of the programme is to also untangle the track outside the station, which will reduce delays from train crossing pathways and waiting outside the station for platforms to clear. This work has meant that some trains are not able to serve London Bridge during 2017.

National Rail Ticket Acceptance

London Underground

During the current phase of construction, services to London Cannon Street, London Blackfriars and stations to Luton and Bedford will not run from London Bridge until January 2018.

Transport for London have however agreed that ticket acceptance will be in place, in both directions, from the following stations with a valid National Rail ticket:

From London Bridge Underground Station to:

  • Blackfriars (via Bank/Monument)
  • Cannon Street (via Bank/Monument)
  • Elephant & Castle (via Northern (Bank Branch) line)

From Cannon Street Underground Station to:

  • London Bridge (via Monument/Bank)
  • Elephant & Castle (via Embankment)
  • Charing Cross (via Embankment)
  • Embankment (via District and Circle lines)

From Charing Cross Underground Station to:

  • Blackfriars (via District and Circle lines)
  • Cannon Street (via District and Circle lines)

In addition, Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge.

Please see the map below for further details.

London Buses

There is also acceptance in place on the following London Bus routes:

  • Cannon Street to/from London Bridge – services 17 and 521
  • Cannon Street to/from Waterloo – service 521
  • London Bridge to/from Blackfriars – services 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 and RV1 (Blackfriars South)
  • London Bridge to/from Charing Cross – services RV1 and 15
  • London Bridge to/from Waterloo/Waterloo East – services 381 and RV1
  • Elephant & Castle to/from London Bridge - services 35, 40, 133 and 343

These ticket acceptance routes are in addition to other inter-available routes on London Underground. For information on existing routes, please see Travelling to, from and via London or use My Ticket pages.

Map of Area

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Further Information

More details can be found externally at and

Last updated:   11 September 2017