Four month delay for Blackfriars Station rebuild

The hawkeyed Londonist has spotted an article in Building that reveals that the redevelopment of Blackfriars Station is running 4 months late and will now re-open in the Summer of 2012, cutting it very fine for the London Olympics.

Blackfriars is a key destination for Crofton Park commuters - when the project's finished it will allow for 2 more trains per hour from Crofton Park and exits on both sides of the river. The station will also be able to handle 12-car trains in future.

During the construction work, Blackfriars tube station is closed.

7 comments:

Martin said...

The blurb says the 2 extra trains an hour would be for the Victoria service (i.e. the Bellingham line as potential SLL substitute that has been put on ice). Hope I'm wrong but not sure there will be any more trains just because Blackfriars is getting a makeover.

Trainhope said...

Why has this happened? This is not acceptable.

Brockley Nick said...

I'll pass that sentiment on ;)

The Building article contains an explanation of sorts.

Trainhope said...

Nick this is not funny.

Brockley Nick said...

@Trainhope - I retract that ;) and replace it with >:< and a bit of :S

Mb said...

At least a >:( I would have thought

patrick1971 said...

There's certainly a huge hole at Blackfriars at the moment. Quite creepy going through there on the train and getting off at these suspended platforms high in the air.

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