Travellers warned of eight days of rail disruption over August bank holiday

Posted On 11 Jul 2017 at 5:11 pm

Brighton and Hove travellers are being warned of major track and signalling work beginning on the Saturday of the August bank holiday weekend.

Continuing work to London Bridge Station will see fewer Southern services there on Saturday and Sunday, and for eight days beginning on Saturday there will be no Southeastern services to or from London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross, which will make other services from the south coast to the capital much busier.

A spokesman for Thameslink said: “Since Easter, great progress has been made at London Bridge and the surrounding area. Network Rail continues to rebuild platforms 1 to 5 and both the final third of the street level concourse and the façade on what will be the Tooley Street entrance to the station are taking shape.

“Out on the track, the team has been laying down the new lines through platforms 1 and 2 and installing new signals and crossings around London Bridge and the wider Thameslink route.

“This is all in preparation for August when Network Rail will use the eight days to dig up the tracks that carry trains to and from Charing Cross and move them into their final layout, through the Bermondsey Dive Under, and connect them to the new signalling and control systems.

“This will mean that from January 2018, Southeastern and Southern services will be able to ‘dive under’ the new Thameslink lines, increasing reliability and reducing delays for passengers.”

There will also be other changes and closures over the bank holiday weekend that may affect you – visit www.ThameslinkProgramme.co.uk/2017 for detailed travel advice.

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