London Bridge Railway Station, London
London Bridge Station is as a connected railway and underground station in the Borough of Southwalk in Central London. The railway station opened in 1836 and one of the oldest stations in the world. It is the fourth busiest railway station in London as well as the UK, handling over 50 million passengers annually.
London Bridge Station is a large railway station occupying three floors and comprises of platforms 1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-15. The station is undergoing various phases of rebuilding and the work expected to continue through 2018. Improvements include new platforms, a new station concourse beneath the platforms, new retail facilities, new entrances and a larger bus station.
London Bridge Station is located near London Bridge and the towering Shard. Its main frontage is on Tooley Street with other entrances facing Borough High Street.
A large street level concourse connects the platforms at London Bridge Station. Platforms 1-3 serve trains running between Canon Street Station and Kent. Platforms 4-5 serve Thameslink trains running to Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Platforms 6-7 serve trains from London Charing Cross to Kent and East Sussex. Platforms 8-9 serve trains to and from London Waterloo East Station as well as London Charing Cross. Platforms 10–15 serve mainly Southern trains heading south towards the southern coast of England. More information about train services at London Bridge Station is available from the National Rail website.
Transport at London Bridge Station
A London Underground station directly connects with the railway station, providing convenient access between the two stations. The underground station serves trains on the Northern and Jubilee Lines. Two platforms serve each line and are directly accessible from the Borough High Street entrance. There is a bus station immediately outside the main entrance and nearby bus stops include St Thomas Street, Duke St Hill (Tooley Street) and London Bridge (Borough High Street). More information about public transport in London is available from the Transport for London website.
The pick up and drop off point for cars is in front of the station. Taxis are available from the station and the taxi rank is located outside the main doors in the front of the station. The station does not have car parks and the nearest car parks are at Jubilee Yard, Southwalk Bridge Village and Kipling Street - within 10-15 minutes walking distance. There are temporary bicycle racks located outside the station on Railway Approach.
Facilities and services available at London Bridge Station include:
- Shops including newsagent, pharmacy, gift shops, grocery shop and boutiques
- Food outlets including fast food, bakery shops, coffee shops and delis
- ATMs located on the concourse
- Foreign currency exchange desk
- Public Wi-Fi internet access
London Bridge Station concourse by David Holt
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