London Bridge station in the UK has reopened after the completion of ten days of major engineering works, which were conducted as part of a £1bn station makeover programme.
The final section of the new concourse was opened along with five platforms, which is expected to allow Cannon Street trains to resume services at the station.
Network Rail originally began construction works at the station in 2013 under the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.
The new concourse unites all of the station’s 15 platforms in order to make the site completely accessible for all passengers.
The station will also feature two new entrances on Tooley Street to connect the northern and southern sides.
In addition, the tracks through and around the site were remodelled to allow additional trains to travel through London Bridge station.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne said: “The opening of our landmark station is a shining example of the investment we are making in the railway.”
Govia Thameslink Railway CEO Charles Horton said: “The work at London Bridge paves the way for the reintroduction of Thameslink services at the station and GTR’s modernisation of its train services.
“In May we’ll be introducing an exciting, new, expanded Thameslink network connecting new communities north and south of the capital with quicker journeys across central London and additional capacity.”
Further works at the station, including the addition of new shops and facilities, are scheduled to continue throughout this year.