So, as of Tuesday 2nd just gone, Greenwich trains are stopping at London Bridge again, which they haven't since 2013. These are Cannon Street trains - we still have to change for Charing Cross. But hey - we're eight minutes from London Bridge again!
|Five new platforms have just opened at London Bridge station|
And it's now easier to see where you are, and where's where, when you get off the train at the new London Bridge station, because of two new entrances/exits on Tooley Street, and because just one vast concourse links all 15 platforms - 'bigger than the pitch at Wembley' say Network Rail. The only downside I've heard is that some people would prefer the departure noticeboards to be amalgamated.
The whole £1bn revamp of the station won't be totally finished for some time yet, but the push over Christmas has made a big difference.
One result of upgrades like this one at London Bridge is that Network Rail are selling off a lot of property to pay for them - so if you've ever wanted a railway arch, now's your chance!
By Imogene Russell
Sources: CITY A.M., trainline, and Sara Emanuel