REDHILL – No rail services to London Bridge for nine days and no Thameslink route commuter service

Published on : Wednesday, August 20, 2014

network-rail-300x189Significant changes to rail services from Redhill start this Saturday and last for nine days, as work to rebuild London Bridge station continues.

From Saturday 23 August, to Sunday 31 August, there will be no First Capital Connect or Southern services running to, from or through London Bridge.

 

Southeastern services will run normally but some stations and lines across London and the south east including Southeastern, London Underground and London Overground will be busier.

Also, from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 August, First Capital Connect Thameslink trains will not be able to stop at Redhill as they would normally do in the rush hour on working weekdays.

 

Passengers should take a Southern service to or from East Croydon if heading for or arriving from a Thameslink route station such as Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras International or Luton Airport Parkway.

First Capital Connect Customer Service Director Keith Jipps said: “Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge station as part of the Government-sponsored Thameslink Programme to give passengers a much better service.

 

Inevitably this means some disruption but all the train operators, Transport for London and Network Rail are working together to keep this to a minimum. Please visit ThameslinkProgramme.co.uk for more information.”

Nicky Hughes, Network Rail’s head of communications for London and the south east, said: “London Bridge is one of the country’s busiest stations and we’re rebuilding it piece by piece to transform north-south travel through London while keeping it open for passengers.

This is a huge challenge.

“There are alternative routes for everyone affected and we urge passengers across London and south east to visit our new website, check if you are affected and then find out your alternative routes so you know your travel options.”

Source:- Network Rail

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