Brighton trains will not stop at London Bridge station for more than three years due to major redevelopment (From The Argus)
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Brighton trains will not stop at London Bridge station for more than three years due to major redevelopment
3:29pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
Hundreds of Brighton passengers will not be able to get off at London Bridge station for more than three years as part of a major overhaul.
First Capital Connect services will be diverted to Blackfriars as the station is given the "biggest redevelopment in a generation", according to Network Rail.
The disruption will begin in May 2013 when platforms 14 to 16 are taken out, resulting in changes to Southern services.
Then from December 2014 until 2018 First Capital Connect services to London Bridge will be diverted at East Croydon to Blackfriars.
Network Rail said the work would include upgrading track and signals along the London to Brighton line, introducing new state-of-the-art trains and expanding the capacity of London Bridge.
In a joint statement, train operators First Capital Connect, Southeastern and Southern commented: "This project will mean more trains and better journeys for passengers. A critical part of the plans is providing passengers with good information.
"That's why we are looking to build on some of the best practice seen during London 2012, and launching a new campaign - supported by the whole industry - to promote awareness.
"We thank passengers for their understanding and patience whilst these essential improvement works are being delivered."
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