London Bridge and St Albans Abbey Flyer passengers face disruption

London and Watford commuters will see delays

London and Watford commuters will see delays - Credit: Archant

Plans for the re-building of a main London station are set to go ahead, leaving some London commuters with a longer journey.

London Bridge is due undergo a revamp, with commuters to the station facing an eight to 15 minute delay on their journey.

From August 23-31, which includes a bank holiday, services will be running from Bedford to Brighton, but on a different route between Blackfriars and East Croydon.

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 re-building it piece by piece.

“We want to transform the north-south travel through London while keeping it open for passengers. This is a huge challenge.”

The work on the station is taking place in phases. During the August period, signalling and track work will happen as platforms 12 and 13 re-open, while platforms 10 and 11 will be closed for demolition and re-building.

The station’s closure will also see the three-track bridge leading to London Bridge replaced, as well as the continued building of a concourse beneath passengers’ feet.

The re-build comes as part of government’s multi-billion pound investment to transform rail services.

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Alongside these changes, the Abbey Flyer service from St Albans Abbey station will not be running on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays between August 9-26.

This is due to the complete replacement of an unreliable track, signalling and power supply equipment, which date back to the 1960s.

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