Rail

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Page updated 17 January 2018

Greenwich Line Trains now call at London Bridge again after the major station rebuild at London Bridge.

However there is still disruption on some weekends.

Our advice continues to be:

Check before you travel especially at weekends.  Additional engineering works will lead to further disruption.  We have had difficulty keeping up with the engineering works so are only updating our engineering works page occasionally.  Please also check the Southeastern website.

(For more details on the affect of the Thameslink Programme see the Thameslink Programme News and the Southeastern website).

We also suggest you look at the Greenwich Line Users Group website.

The layout of London Bridge station is now just about complete.   Currently Greenwich Line trains use platforms 1 to 3 as do all Cannon Street service.  Charing Cross services can be found on platforms 6 to 9 with the ‘up’ services to Waterloo East and Charing Cross using platforms 8 and 9.  (Greenwich Line trains will be also be found at platforms 4 and 5 when these platforms reopen in May 2018 to serve the Thameslink services).

Please let us know if you find any errors on this page or have any points you think could helpfully be added via environment@westcombesociety.org (or comment at the end of our recent rail post here).

 

May 2018:

The Thames link programme will be complete and the full Thameslink service will be up and runing at London Bridge.  This will include a twice hourly service on the Greenwich Line to London Bridge, Blackfriars and beyond.

 

The Westcombe Society have also become aware that with changes to timetables and fares over the last few years there have been a few changes:

  • There are now direct trains from Blackheath to Charing Cross in the evening peak
  • Oyster PAYG is now only charged at peak rates before 9.30am when travelling into London which makes travelling into London in the evening peak cheaper than before.
  • Oyster PAYG capping is now a single cap whatever time of day you travel and prices have been reduced.
  • Oyster PAYG on buses now includes any two buses in within an hour so changing buses does not result in additional charge.