Village News

29th Jan 2018 Last updated at 11:54

London Bridge Opens At Last

The enormous new concourse at London bridge station fully opened on 2 January. The concourse now provides direct access to all South East Trains services serving Kent and Sussex and with connections to Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations from Southern platforms.

 Thameslink has now started trial through services from platforms 4 and 5. This is a new route for drivers and about 800 drivers will need to be trained on this route. As trained drivers become available, more through Thameslink trains will use London Bridge between January and May, avoiding the slow route through Loughborough Junction. When the May 2018 timetable is fully implemented 70% of the new Thameslink services will be running, including services such as Brighton to Cambridge.

 Our local stations for Thameslink services are Coulsdon South, Purley and East Croydon.