Blackfriars tube reopens February 26th

As a result of the Thameslink project, Blackfriars Station now spans the width of the Thames. A brand new entrance on the South Bank opened earlier this week and Crofton Park commuters will get their Blackfriars tube interchange back on February 26th, as part of a phased reopening of the station. Network Rail says:

The new station entrance on the north bank will open on 12 December, with the first ever 12-car trains on the Thameslink route calling at Blackfriars on the same date. A new look London Underground station will open in February 2012, followed by a further two new national rail platforms in May. 

Blackfriars Underground station, currently being completely rebuilt to provide space for more passengers and better access between Tube and rail services, had been scheduled to open at the end of December this year. Owing to complexities encountered by Network Rail during the construction and fit out of the new station, the reopening will now take place on Sunday 26 February 2012. 

The overall Blackfriars project remains on track to be delivered in summer 2012, and work has been scheduled so that passengers begin to benefit from new facilities this December while work continues behind the scenes.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully less pressure on Brockley station when this comes into operation.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news. Does anybody know if/when we can expect to have later evening and weekend services resuming?

terrencetrentderby said...

crofton park is now a slightly less worthless place to live

Crofton Park Tourism Board said...

@terrencetrentderby

I think you made a slight typo... I think what you were trying to say was:

"What with the addition of the opening of the southside entrance to Blackfriars, the imminent re-opening of the Blackfriars tube station, the existing direct trains to london victoria, kings cross st pancras and luton airport, the future links to crossrail, a neat little shopping parade with a barclays bank and a friendly budgens and fantastic venues such as the Rivoli, Jam Circus, Mr Lawrence etc, Crofton Park goes from strength to strength."

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when we can use this later at night and on weekends again? Also hopefully trains will be more frequent - at the moment they are very sporadic at peak time

terrencetrentderby said...

dear crofton park tourism board, you now have a direct link to a much more interesting part of town and i hope you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Last year there was a bit of a campaign to get the Crofton Park to Victoria service working at decent hours for London workers, ie, weekday mornings and afternoons. Does anyone know if this will ever happen? This service would be such a good thing for Crofton Park

josied'arby said...

i love Crofton Park, it's brilliant!

Crofton Cath said...

I love it too. I would never call it worthless!

Crofton Steve said...

Me too!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...don't meet many Crofton Park haters, but then there's always one...

Anonymous said...

just checked TFL for times for saturday journey crofton park to kings X - says change at Victoria - will that change then?

Monkeyboy said...

And there will be a partially complete new farringdon station entry/exit. If its not open on Monday I'll be packing my bags and hiding in a small south American country with no extradition treaty.

Don't lean on anything, the paint may still be wet.

Mb said...

Forgot link...

http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/cms/pages/view/67

Anonymous said...

so has the new pedestrian bridge opened?

Big Bob said...

If you think I would enter the damned valley of Crofton Pork to get a train to the real world, you are mistaken.
I would welcome a bleeding foot blister to avoid such suburban hells.

RosieH said...

I regularly return from work near St Pancras on the line to Crofton Park. Deftly avoids Northern Line chaos, there are plenty of seats and the journey takes exactly 30mins. Ideal

Just Clearing Things Up said...

@big bob

You do know crofton park is in Brockley?
And is very similar to Brockley...
And this is a Brockley Blog...

So either:
a) You think Crofton Park is wildly different from Brockley in which case you are mistaken... or
b) You hate both Brockley and Crofton Park in which case you have the wrong forum? You need www.WeHateBrockleyCentral.com

Anonymous said...

Crofton Park contributed to my divorce.

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